Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Easy Poinsettia Update!

A gf at work was having a little fundraiser for her son's daycare, selling poinsettias, so I supported her by picking up one for my desk and one for the house.  There were a variety of color options but I went with 2 white ones. 

They arrived on Monday and I was pleasantly surprised as they were much bigger than I expected. 

The only issue I had was that the pots were wrapped with the ever attractive foil...

Since red and I aren't friends on a good day, and I eliminated it from my Christmas decor a few years back, I knew it just wouldn't do!

First order if business was to get this of the foil. My initial idea was to wrap the pot with a length of burlap runner I had, but the pot was tapered so it wrapped weirdly....

After some rummaging around in my Chrustmas boxes, I found a vase from a past Christmas arrangement that fit much better with my color scheme. I knew being a hoarder would pay off someday! ;)
It's hard to see but the dark teal with turquoise glitter snowflakes matches nicely!  This was probably the easiest update! 

Plus, it adds some height which is perfect for my kitchen counter where it is doing very well! 
(The picture makes it look a little wonky but the pot isn't as dinky as it looks above) 

Unfortunately, my work one that started out lovely on Monday:

Now looks like this:

Pretty sure it must have gotten some frost during delivery. :(. As it's been kept nice and toasty at work and all the other plants at my desk do well...

Thankfully Salisbury greenhouse has kindly offered me a replacement! 

Does anyone else still do poinsettias? Or us everyone else on the amaryllis/paper white wagon? 

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