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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gnarly Poinsettia

The conversation went like this: Me, "the poinsettias are lovely this year, I especially like this one, as it is different from the others. As I walked out of the greenhouse towards one of my favorite assistants in the garden area of the hardware store.

shop assistant, "yes it is different" he said with a smile

Me, "I always did like things a little out of the ordinary" holding up the poinsettia with the different shaped bracts.

Shop assistant "Gnarly!" he said with a chuckle.

I took quite a few photos trying to capture the true color, which is more of a burgundy, but gave up trying as red seems to be a difficult color to photograph.


Bonnie said...

Quite gnarly, almost like it's diseased and grew wrong. I like the curl in it.

Anonymous said...

I like them. I would have bought one. :)

Tufa Girl said...

I love the different variations of poinsettias that come out each year. I would have one.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

LOL! I like it Jennifer. Maybe it is the "Winter Rose"variety I saw at the Conservatory.

Balisha said...

I would call it "Ruffles"


edtNZ said...

I buy me mam a poinsettia each Christmas from the supermarket. Got one yesterday. It wasnt cheap $20NZ but very healthy. :)

keewee said...

edtNZ that is about $4 more than I paid for mine.

lynn'sgarden said...

I really like that gnarly one! I bought myself a burgundy-colored one too...almost chocolatey looking. Something different...
Are the Christmas Rose poinsettias growing on you yet?
Happy Holidays!

Tanya Boracay said...

Beautiful Flower.

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Q said...

I bought a Christmas Cactus this year thinking maybe I could keep it alive until spring! I never seem to do very well with the poinsettias.
Have a Merry Christmas.