{floral friday #80}

November 16, 2012


Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

A few weeks ago, when doing our weekly grocery shopping, I stumbled upon this pink poinsettia. I LOVED (still do) the color and couldn’t leave the store without it. ;) So much prettier than the red version, I think.

A few facts about the princettia Poinsettia:

  • Poinsettias are the most popular of the holiday plants.
  • They are also known by other names such as ‘Christmas flower’, ‘lobster flower’, and ‘Mexican flame leaf’.
  • Poinsettias are native to southern Mexico and Central America.
  • The bright petals of Poinsettias, which look like flowers, are actually the bunch of upper leaves of the plant, called bracts.
  • Poinsettia was named after the former US ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Joel R. Poinsett who introduced the Poinsettia to the United States. {source}
  • The Poinsettia will flower for up to 6 months during the colder months of the year.

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Where I lived in FL they grew wild and would grow right up to the windowsills. xo Diana
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  2. Oh it definitely looks more beautiful that the red version, I must keep an eye out for one!
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  3. Gorgeous!! Now I’m in the mood to get some poinsettias for my house–this pink is so soft and lovely.
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  4. Hello Vanessa,
    There are not many flowers I dislike …but poinsettias…:(
    In any case, you have some stunning pictures and I must admit that the pink is a beautiful shade.
    Hope you enjoy your Sunday!
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  5. So pretty! I like to get a poinsettia early in the season so that I can enjoy it a long while.
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  6. I love the pink poinsettias! Gorgeous!
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  7. Holy Gorgeous! Definitely much prettier than the traditional red (I’m a non-traditional Christmas colors kind of girl). LOVE these! TFS!

    Amy*
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