Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pink Poinsettia Failure

I departed from my usual red poinsettia this year
in favor of this pink one.
I love the pink color of it but must admit it does not go
with my Christmas decor and .....

certainly does not go with the red 'Ragtime' amaryllis.
It might go better with the 'Apple Blossom' one but
it is not blooming yet.

I will have to make a mental note to go back to red
for next Christmas or maybe try one of the white

On the subject of poinsettia's my experiment to get
the red poinsettia from last year to bloom was a total

Don't you feel sorry for this sad specimen. LOL!
Poor thing just keeps dropping its leaves and
I am tempted to toss it out into the snow or
drop kick it to the basement.
I hate to give up on any plant though, stubborn
as I am.
Another garden blogger took hers to the
basement in March for a month and then
brought it back out and it is blooming and turning
now. Maybe that is worth a shot. It sure cannot do
anymore harm that what I already have done to
the poor things.

To those of you who are traveling or going to be so
busy I would like to take this time to wish you
all a Blessed Christmas!


Becca's Dirt said...

I like the traditional red or white poinsettia.

Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday. Merry Christmas

azplantlady said...

Isn't it amazing the different colors that Poinsettias come in now? I saw one last week that was blue!

Anonymous said...

We hate to say anything about any plant that might hurt its feelings, Lona, but pretty as this is, I agree that Ragtime is not its best roommate. It hurts me to admit to that too. May your holidays be the best ever!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Hey Lona, I'm also a poinsettia purist, I've tried pinks & whites but never like them as much as the reds. I get frustrated with plants that aren't doing well, it takes a lot for me to give up, but I find it depressing to have them around. I'd banish yours to the basement for awhile and see what happens. :) Rebecca

madcobug said...

I think it is pretty even if it doesn't match anything else.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Helen

Planthunter said...


Wünsche Dir ein schönes Weihnachtsfest und einen Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.........Die Ferien haben begonnen und da machen wir es uns mal schön gemütlich.....LG Sandra

Heather said...

Sorry the pink poinsettia didn't work out for you, Lona. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

LeSan said...

Lona you are more courageous than I am. I gave up on poinsettias a long time ago. Who needs the saddness at this time of year? LOL

I would like to wish you a very lovely and wonderful Christmas. I hope you are surrounded by love and joy!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I love them all - red, pink, cream, etc.
Happy Christmas and a Pieceful and Healthy 2010!
Thank you for the card and the seeds, Lona!!!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It's me again Lona! What New Year did I wish you? PEACEful, I wish you a Peaceful, Healthy and Happy 2010!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's still a pretty Poinsettia. I didn't get any this year.
I hope you have a great Christmas!

VW said...

I'm just impressed that you kept your old plants alive for a year! My one-month old poinsettia is dropping leaves like crazy. I moved it out of its low-light, drafty spot and hope it will hang around for Christmas. But if it dies after that, then I won't have to feel guilty about throwing it away.

Debbies Doodle said...

Don't give up on your poinsetta. I think it might come out of it and bloom for you.. I had one for years. After the ugly comes the pretty... At least I think the red one will. Not sure about the pink..
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Stephanie said...

Blessed Christmas to you too Lona! But I like that pink poinsettia. Good choice anyway. I like white ones as well :-D I think poinsettia is always a challenge for anyone... that's why this year I would not be getting any he he... over here, I have never heard of anyone that has successfully kept the plant alive. Also, poinsettia price has increased this month. Hence, got a red Gloxinia instead. Enjoy your holidays and Christmas party and dinners yeah.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona~~ Drop kick it down to the basement had me laughing. I like the pink poisettia but you're right. It doesn't really harmonize well with the scarlet amaryllis. I have similar problems outside in the garden, but not this time of year. LOL Merry Christmas!

Janet said...

I like your pink poinsettia Lona. I think you can mix pink and red...why not? The garden has a mixture of color!
As for doing your own poinsettia...I think it is best left to the professionals. I thought about it one year, decided against it. Too fussy.
Merry Christmas to you!

bennie and patsy said...

I like the pink but red does win out.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your poinsettia does look prettier by itself. I grew some when I was in my 20s, but don't remember how well they did. It's been awhile. I hope your other one perks up.