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Poinsettia...not just for Christmas ????


 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Poinsettia...not just for Christmas ???? Reply with quote

In spite of my abysmal record in keeping house-plants alive, I have a poinsettia that looks as vibrant and healthy as it did when I bought it well before Christmas, over four months ago. Is this unusual ? Or does it mean I killed all my previous ones off prematurely in years gone by ? (!!)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look here Sive........ Poinsettia, The Christmas Houseplant which will Bloom again
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh James, how kind of you to even think I could do such a thing ! I am notoriously bad with houseplants and have resorted to succulents in my sun-room as they seem to be the only things that thrive for me indoors. I do better outdoors because Mother Nature is responsible there!
I will admit , to my shame, that I would prefer to pay 5 or 6 euro for another poinsettia next Christmas than go through all that tending to get this one to flower again......!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mother-in-law did that with hers, they looked wonderful the next Christmas and they are still going strong 3 years later!
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