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Christmas / Holiday Plants

by Lily

The traditional Poinsettia - actually grows large and gorgeous in the tropics!!
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As we decorate and give gifts of the season, many of us decorate our homes with the traditional Christmas tree, wreath, and poinsettias. We also give wreaths and plants as gifts. I was considering this idea as I searched for a slightly less traditional grave-side ornamental for my mother-in-law. Poinsettias are the obvious choice, and definitely available, but I wanted something a bit less typical and something that didn't require daily watering in Florida's dry season. I finally settled on a pot of "Crown of Thorns", although I also considered some dainty kalanchoe (but this pretty succulent already adorns much of my landscape). In your decorating / gift giving this year, you might consider some of the plants I've posted. No, I could not resist the American Icon - the Chia Pet!!! If you have other ideas, please add them to the list!!




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marcydiané commented on 06/01/12
great list lily! thanks for all the reminders of plants for the holidays :) when there are lots and lots of berries on those orange jasmine bushes-- doesn&#x27;t that mean that it is going to be a mild winter? I think I heard that somewhere... <br/> <br/>Oh, and thanks for the chia pet!!! ummmm.... LOVE chia pets. Cheesy and great at the same time.
FigTree commented on 12/17/09
Oh, let&#x27;s not forget bromeliads!!!! So many choices and colors! A little pricy, though.
Daylilyjoy commented on 12/17/09
Oooh, amaryllis are one of my favorite Christmas gifts to give or receive! When I lived in my first home, I received a poinsettia and planted it near the back door. It did indeed grow huge! And there are a few large specimens around the town I live in now. The crown-of-thorns is a pretty choice. And I miss my jasmine tree..............
Daylilyjoy commented on 12/17/09