Article: The Adventures of Joel Poinsett: Interesting

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Image The Adventures of Joel Poinsett
By Larry Rettig on December 22, 2011

I've come to realize that as far as plants are concerned, this time of year belongs as much to the poinsettia as it does to the Christmas tree. It pops up everywhere and in ever-changing variations. There is the basic red, the white, and now pink and cream, all pink, red and cream, and even a double red pompom variety.

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ImageZanymuse
Dec 23, 2011 3:26 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
It is interesting that a man to fragile in health to attend a university could later travel to such an extent. But I am glad he did because the Poinsettia is a lovely plant and a huge part of the economy during the holidays.
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ImageLarryR
Dec 23, 2011 12:09 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
I agree Thanks, Brenda!
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As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


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ImageSharon
Dec 23, 2011 4:00 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Left us hanging, didn't you, Larry!!
ImageLarryR
Dec 23, 2011 8:28 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Hilarious! Indeed, Sharon! You'll have to wait until Christmas Day.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


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Imagenap
Dec 25, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
It's Christmas Day, Larry........ Smiling

Please go on.........
ImageLarryR
Dec 25, 2011 4:05 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
At your service, Nancy! Smiling http://cubits.org/articlesongardening/articles/view/1132/

Merry Christmas!

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Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
Imagenap
Dec 25, 2011 4:20 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Thank you! Going there now.............

Imagevalleylynn
Jan 10, 2012 3:37 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I am so far behind on my reading that I almost missed this article.
Am I ever glad I found it, I hung on every word. That is one of my very favorite periods of time to study. Now I can't wait to read the second installment. On my way. Hurray!
ImageLarryR
Jan 10, 2012 9:39 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Glad you're enjoying the voyage, Lynn!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/

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