25 July 2011

christmas in july

for all the photos i take of flowers and gardens and all things natural, i'm just awful with house plants. sunny windows at work help some and i try to have a few plants around on bookcases and windowsills, even though many don't make it. this is a poinsettia i bought in december at a fund-raiser. it was tiny but it had a variegated leaf that was really pretty. it'd be good for the christmas month, i thought. surprisingly, here it is in july, three times the size and covered in green leaves. and thriving, i'm afraid, on neglect. i wonder what will happen to it as summer turns to fall and fall to winter. might it turn back to variegated red, do you think? or with my luck, it may die yet!

4 comments:

Nora said...

It looks like it is doing really well. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. I don't know what will happen to it in December, but at least you've got a healthy house plant. I usually don't succeed either and have fake ones. I either drown or starve real plants. I never get it right. Congratulations.

myletterstoemily said...

what a beautiful Christmas present
in July! thank you for sharing.

Linda Chapman said...

It is lovely!! For some reason I have been missing your posts. Glad to see you on my feed this morning! I always enjoy your photography!

~she~ said...

I, too, am horrible with house plants. I just can't remember to water them!!!