Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day...


I have been babying this goofy Poinsettia for several months now.  It was at Mom's house, and had been knocked off the table, breaking branches, and just not having a real good time, plant wise.  She offered it to me, and I took it. 

Whereupon it tried mightily to die on me. 

Lost almost all its leaves, and was just on the verge of being trash canned.  I gave it extra water, and fertilized it, kept it near a sunny window, and then I saw tiny little leaves forming.  So I let it grow.  Well, it's St. Patrick's day, and it decided it wanted to show off, I guess. 

So, here's a wee bit o' Blarney from Me to You. Even if it is red
(Think it'll grow shamrocks in time for Christmas?)

10 comments:

  1. Looks pretty to me! Good on you!
    ~Randy

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  2. I have a Christmas Cactus that always blooms for Thanksgiving. Guess it's in a hurry for Santa to get here already!

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  3. Randy:

    Well, er. It is improving... At least there ARE leaves, plural, on it now...

    Cat

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  4. John Gray:

    At the risk of stunting its growth, yes, it is a very ungainly thing. Hope springs eteranal, and plants can't read, so hopefully it will improve...

    Cat

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  5. Amy:

    Yes, My mom had one that seemed like it would bloom at oddball times, too. Don't these silly plants know what there time to bloom is SUPPOSED to be? Hmph. ;) But maybe you are right, it was just eager for Santa!

    Cat

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  6. I think it's beautiful. Of course, I always did root for the underdog.

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  7. I've never had luck with poinsettias even when I get them healthy they last less than 2 weeks!!!!

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  8. Louise:

    In a gangly teenager sort of way, I think I might agree with you. I just sincerely hope it grows OUT of that stage. ;)

    Cat.

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  9. Carol:

    I have no luck with orchids. So, I guess we all have our black thumb items to deal with...

    Eeep.

    Cat

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