November 27, 2009

My life with Poinsettia - second year

If you remember my Poinsettias from last year, you don't need to click here to see how it looked like last Christmas and after Christmas. I kept it since then, it got 1 month dormancy period end of March and here it is! Tadadam! No special tricks applied - it turns red free willingly. No cartons to put on it, no closet to stick it for the night. Nothing. Only water and sunlight in the day.
Isn't it beautiful? Isn't it wort to be kept and taken care after Christmas?



This is Blooming Friday, so hop over to Katarina and have a look what's blooming today in different countries.
If you would like to overwinter your Poinsettia check here how to do it.

11 comments:

Carol said...

I think I like the simplicity of this second year bloom more than the more larger flowers of the first. Carol

Randi said...

Just lovely! I have never heard that they can survive so long time. I will read your instruction now - thanks!

Darla said...

I planted two in my gardens late spring, they are very large now and the bracts are turning red!!

Jan said...

Your poinsettia looks good. I have never kept one after Christmas, but a neighbor has. I think it must be four years old now, and it still puts out nice "flowers".

Jan
Always Growing

easygardener said...

I have tended to throw them out after flowering as I thought they were difficult to keep if you wanted flowers the following year. You have obviously got the east answer!

Lori Skoog said...

It is beautiful! You just have it when it comes to flowers and gardens!

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Hi Ewa! How very interesting! I had no idea they could be kept and still turn red! How clever of you!
Have a great weekend!

vicki archer said...

Ewa...Pointsettias have never been my strong point, try as I might. xv

dibear said...

So beautiful! I haven't been so successful with poinsettias. The leaves always fall off! Any ideaas?

My grandmother had one that grew as tall as her house in Flordia!!

Ewa said...

dibear, ponsettias always drop leaves in Jan/Feb, because they get into dormancy period. After one month you need to start to water them, change the soil and they will be just fine for next Christmas.
Thanks for visiting and commenting,

Grasshopper said...

They are so lovely to look, the second time around; especially that you didn't do tricks on them. Maybe you also like to hear about the fable of Poinsettia.

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