Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Poinsettia. Red or White? Which Are You?

It seems that you either {LOVE} them or hate them. Poinsettias.
They are a Holiday staple for a lot of us, while others could care less. Me? I love them! I'm one of the ones who have to have a Poinsettia somewhere in my Christmas decor each year. Some years I buy several and place them in a grouping on my fireplace hearth, or scatter them throughout the house. Most of the time I opt for red, but every now and then I jazz it up and go with white.


This year I bought a white one and may end up buying more before its all said and done, but for now I chose to keep it simple with one white one on the fire place.

So are you a red or white Poinsettia person? Red vs. White.

Here are some fun facts about Poinsettias:
Did you know that the Poinsettia was introduce to the United States in the 1800's by a man named Joel Roberts Poinsett? Also, at one time the Poinsettia shrub that was once considered a weed. Who could chop something down that was so pretty???!!!! 
There are over 100 varieties of Poinsettias, and red is, of course, the most popular color, but they come in several colors such as pink, yellow, purple, and multi colored.


I decided since it is early enough in the season, many of you may  not yet decided on whether or not you will have a Poinsettia in your home this Holiday season, so I am going to help inspire you with some pretty Poinsettia displays I found on Pinterest.
Enjoy the gorgeous displays of Poinsettias!

So gorgeous lining the steps!

(Pinterest-nhmagazine-home of Rob Godin and Thom Glynn)
Gorgeous white Poinsettias with burlap and neutral colors.
burlap sacks for poinsettias
Love this one! The red Poinsettia steals the show-center stage!

Oh so cottagey. Makes me smile! Who can resist a red Poinsettia wreath and a white chippy frame?!


And here is a bunch of white Poinsettias. Large ones with beautiful leaves!

(funky junk interiors)

(sjarmerendejul.blogspot.com via pinterest)

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(funky junk interiors)

Poinsettia garland across a mantel. Very unique!

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(Terrys Village via Pinterest)

Some tips on preserving your Poinsettia:
Keep in mind, Poinsettias are tropical plants so they need sunlight and moisture. If your house is drafty, do NOT sit them near cold windows where their leaves can touch the window.

And for those of you who are thrifty chicks and want to keep your Poinsettias year after year to save money, HERE is an article that walks you through the process step by step so that your Poinsettia will bloom year after year.  

For me, I typically throw them out and start over each year, but it CAN be done. I have watched others preserve their Poinsettias and they bloom again, but I personally don't have patience a green thumb to do this.

Here is my Poinsettia displayed on a small red bench in the corner of our fireplace hearth. I love the white and green against all of the neutral colors I am using this year.

So will you or wont you have a Poinsettia displayed in your home this Holiday season? If so, will it be RED or WHITE?
Decisions, decisions! Let the battle begin! Red or White????

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I'd love to hear your vote.

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  1. I love the rosy, coral pink poinsettias. We have a greenhouse nearby that has the most beautiful of these every holiday season. I always get about 1/2 dozen or so.

  2. I really love both colors! I stick to red usually because it goes with our christmas decor.

  3. They are so beautiful and I love all the varieties you can find these days. Thanx for coming to party at THT!

  4. I love all the colors and have used them all! I have fake red poinsettia stems with gold on the edge that I stick in my Christmas tree too. Visiting from Mandatory Mooch. :) Sharon

  5. Jennifer, I don't know if I'll be buying red or white, or maybe pink. I will decide when I get to the greenhouse and find the perfect one!

  6. I love all the colors and think about going out on a limb with pink or purple, but I usually get red. I love red anyway, but my Christmas decor is traditional red and green, so why mess with a good thing!! :)

  7. I love the red but that mixed red and white sure was pretty. May change my mind!

  8. Love the red ones! Thanks for linking up to the Keep Calm and Link Up! Hope to see you back next week!

  9. I really love the white ones best! Thanks for linking to Adorned from Above party. I am a co host and am now following you also. If you have any ornaments you'd like to link to my Ornament Party that would be great. Take care, Linda


  10. You are so talented!! We hope you will come back this week! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  11. I love both, but whites are my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's)

  12. I'm red all the way!!
    Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.


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