Monday, December 7, 2009

It is that time of year...
choosing poinsettias at a greenhouse in Niagara

22 comments:

Snap said...

It is that time of year -- decisions, decisions!!! I prefer the *old* red!

Sylvia K said...

Wow! That is a lot of poinsettias! What a perfect shot for the season!!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

The Green Stone Woman said...

You will never know if you got the right one. There are too many to choose from. It boggles the mind. We had one in our garden in California where it survived for many years and got quite tall. It does take the mystery out of it.

Diane AZ said...

Terrific mosaic, the pink and red poinsettias are stunning!

Catherine said...

beautiful shots...did you know these flowers are indigenous to Mexico and called nochebuenas ( good nights) - the name for the Christmas celebration here on Christmas Eve - greetings fron Mexico

Stine in Ontario said...

Oh, I'm not sure I could choose from this many! What a beautiful place to visit in early December.

VioletSky said...

Snap: I actually am not a fan of the old red, so am glad of these subtle colour palettes

Sylvia: and a lot had already been sold before I had a chance to get in to take photos

VioletSky said...

Nora: well, I chose three small white and three of the larger pinkish ones and I am happy with that.

Diane: thanks, I loved those ones best, right after the white ones, and the curly burgundy ones...

VioletSky said...

Catherine: that is a more appropriate name for them, I think

Stine: it was amazing to see so many all in one place!

Carolyn Ford said...

Whoa! That's beautiful! We have an orchid farm near us and that is mind-boggling!

VioletSky said...

Carolyn: orchids - heavenly!

Hazel said...

I love poinsettias for their association with christmas :)

quilly said...

Today I saw a huge Poinsettia bush. I was unable to get a photo because of traffic. I am sad.

This collage is lovely.

eileeninmd said...

There are so many to choose from. They are all beautiful though. Great photo.

VioletSky said...

Hazel: they are kept special by only being available at this time of year, don't you think?

Quilly: [then again] it would be neat to see these bushes growing wild in the open. thank you - I couldn't decide on one photo!

Eileen: these were lovely big and bushy plants, not like the scrawny ones you often end up with from the grocery store.

George said...

You certainly have lots of choices. I hope you foundd the perfect poinsettia.

VioletSky said...

George: yes, I did find some lovely ones

photographerpainterprintmaker said...

OH now you got me wanting to go to Leamington, and check out the Poinsettias there. Look out Colasanti's here I come! Love your collage. <(^.^)>

VioletSky said...

Sydney's Aunt: ah, so that's where you are! I am fortunate to know someone who is 'in the business' so I get access to some great wholesalers greenhouses.

Jeri ~ said...

Gorgeous mosaic!!

VioletSky said...

Jeri: thank you

Kissapelakuu said...

So beautiful! In Finland we call this flovers christmasstars -joulutähti.

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