Saturday, December 1, 2007

Poinsettias on Parade at local Greenhouse



Every year for many years my husband and I go to a local greenhouse that grows thousands of poinsettias, I take lots of pictures, we walk around and admire all the varieties and each year we walk away with the usual bright red one which is always our favorite. This is just something small but it is has become one of the highlights of the holiday season for me. The first picture is of the plant we purchased the other is just one of the greenhouses, there are more.


Our first winter storm has arrived, it was snowing when we walked the dogs this AM, by the time we got back home it had turned to sleet, while walking in the woods all of sudden you could hear that it was sleet and not snow. The weather has changed my plans for the weekend. I am staying in for the day. I am going to get started on my holiday candy making. Caramels and fudge are are on the agenda today. A couple of weeks ago, my oldest friend, (we met when I was 5 and she was 6) came over and we spent the day making caramels, her daughter is home from CA now for an early Christmas and she loves the caramels, so my friend and I made several batches, it was a great day.

6 comments:

Paula said...

Simply beautiful. My aunt & uncle own a greenhouse - as a child, it was always fun to walk through all the flowers. Thanks for posting!!

Connie said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit! I love the pink Poinsettias, as they match my decor much better than the reds. :-)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Connie, I will post some pink ones for you.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'd love to see all of those beautiful poinsettias in one place. Great way to begin the Christmas season.

Me said...

I love greenhouses full of points. My brother used to be a grower (he quit when he had a family because it is labor and time intensive career and he wanted to spend more time with his little girl) and we would always tour his greenhouses at T-giving before the points were shipped out. I have some wonderful photos from those days. Thanks for the memories.

KC MO Garden Guy said...

What a great tradition!! Thanks for sharing!!