Poinsettias at the nursery.

Poinsettias

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.

Starting with a close up

starting with a close up. The red is not really the bloom, but a modified leaf.

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. 

Thousands of plants almost ready for Christmas

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 

As usual, I would just love for you click here to go to Amazon and purchase the ebook edition of my wonderful book, Requiem for a Redneck to go on your Kindle. I have also noticed that Amazon now has a free Kindle app for iphones and tablets. Is that cool or what?

Enjoy the photos.

john

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ponygirl
    Nov 18, 2009 @ 22:31:29

    Professional, wholesale greenhouses are stunning, no matter what’s in bloom. I feel fortunate to have had a tour.

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  2. Jane Schulz
    Nov 18, 2009 @ 23:09:47

    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.

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  3. nadiaqh
    Dec 17, 2009 @ 17:55:12

    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

    Reply

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