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Shadowy Poinsettia 20201

Taking the photo of this poinsettia brought back a childhood memory. I grew up across the street from a nursery and hot house in Ponca City Oklahoma. The owner’s daughters were my playmates so we ran around freely through the rows of tables of seasonal sprouting plants: chrysanthemums, patunias and of course poinsettias. I took it for granted we would play hide-and-go-seek beneath tables of baby poinsettia in the fall. Didn’t everyone have a greenhouse to play in? The weather is to cold in the winter to grow poinsettia, so they were a big treat to see them growing. When I moved to Southern California in the ’70s I couldn’t believe the 12 foot tall poinsettias growing up next to wall of the neighbors house. Here in Northern CA I never have been able to accomplish that horticultural feet. Here’s the poinsettia that made it 2 Christmases last year but never got the bright red leaves. Unfortunately it didn’t make it this year like many things from 2020

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Green Poinsettia 2020

for Cee’s Flower Of The Day Dec 9

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