Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Red and Green

Tom gave us the theme of Red and Green for our Headbanger's Challenge. I will be away for Christmas day and not sure when we will return. I will put this poinsettia up when I return for the header, but here it is in case the voting starts before it goes up.

There isn't a lot of green, but it's there.

This poinsettia is not from this year's crop. This was a bad year for poinsettias.

When we were growing up, Dad was the agricultural inspector in North San Diego County. At that time, it was where nearly all commercial poinsettias were grown, and he got to inspect them. You could go down towards Encinitas and see acres and acres of them.

Now many are grown in greenhouses in various parts of the country.

7 comments:

imac said...

THE Red n Green Christmas Plant.

Craver Vii said...

How neat! I love to learn things like that. Merry Christmas, Katney!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kathy: What a wonderful flower for the Christmas season.

Martha Z said...

I hope that your Holiday was as bright and filled with cheer as this poinsettia.

Liz said...

I have two poinsettias this year. As grandson stroked one a sudden thought came to me: are poinsettia leaves poisonous if ingested? A vague memory stirred in my brain.

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I can do no better than to wish and pray for you both a healthy and blessed 2013. x

katney said...

Yes, Liz. Poinsettias are poisonous. Keep the kids and George away from them.

Liz said...

Righto, I will, Katney. I suppose the red colour should be a warning.