Thursday, January 26, 2012

A poinsettia for Valentine's Day?

What do you do with a poinsettia after the holidays? 
I did a Google search and I didn't come up with much.  However, I did find out that when it is warm enough, a poinsettia can be moved outside.  But it will be a long time, here in Idaho, before it's warm enough.  So, how do you decorate with a flower that is the most "Christmasy" flower after all the holiday decorations come down? 
I'm thinking most people must throw them away after Christmas.  But since I am just developing my Green Thumb (That only took 47 years!) I couldn't bear to throw these beautiful plants away.
I love the way the leaves look changing into a pretty pink.

My flowers are pink and red, and  Valentine's Day decorating is pink and red, so I thought why not give it a shot.
I repotted the pink poinsettia and tucked in some pink tulle.
I set this adorable plaster cherub next to the pot.
I think I like it.  It works for February.  I don't know what I'll do in March.  Green tulle and a leprechaun?  Or not.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Looks good and Valentine-ish? And, I love your photographs! Good work!

    Love ya!