One of the best parts of my job is being able to visit the large commercial greenhouses, and one of the sights I look most forward to is the one presented to me by thousands of fresh poinsettias in the mid stages of showing their vibrant colors.
Yesterday (11/17/09) I went to Tommy Loder’s greenhouses in Centre, Alabama. I had my camera with me because I knew what I would see, and I knew I would want to share the sight.
Keep up with johntheplantman’s blog and in a couple of weeks I will tell you just how to care for your Christmas poinsettias so that you will get the most out of them.
And while I have you thinking about Christmas, I thought I’d tell you that you can give a story
I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis.
My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site johnschulzauthor.com publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment.
I write an article a week for my blog, johntheplantman.com which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden.
I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills.
I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks.
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3 thoughts on “Poinsettias at the nursery.”
Professional, wholesale greenhouses are stunning, no matter what’s in bloom. I feel fortunate to have had a tour.
I thought of you today when I walked into Walmart. The foyer is full of poinsettias! I remember your experiences with them and am glad you aren’t doing that now!
I also thought of being in Jamaica and the poinsettias were in full bloom, growing to the top of the hotel I was in. Pretty amazing.
I just did a blog on Poinsettias this week. I live in the heartland of the Poinsettia greenhouses here. Nice to see your blog! Happy Holidays. http://www.nadiaknows.com