Giant Poinsettia

Photo by Gayla Trail All Rights Reserved

I love poinsettias here in the tropics. They’re so gangling and colourful. And the best part is that those holiday gift plants that typically go to pot in North America can be planted out in the garden and grown into a massive bush.

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Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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4 thoughts on “Giant Poinsettia

  1. These plants are so much more beautiful growing lush outside of tiny holiday-colored pots. I love how Caribbean islands have the lovely juxtaposition of rustic homes and lush green growth.

    Thanks for sharing pictures of your journey!

  2. beautiful photos … so wonderful to be able to juxtapose our lives with those of others and to be able to share it so easily … just had a glass of wine with an old dude from Bequai wearing longjohns and 3 other layers of clothing (we’re all sweating in shorts and shirts here in Fort Myers Florida) … he left Bequai after living there for 27 years because of the chickens in the hospital + his doctor said he’d be better off back in Canada now (but he wasn’t impressed with our Toronto summer last year when he was testing out the waters there) … I was sitting beside a Walmart poinsettia the whole time (heheh) … he also just told us that Toronto finally just bought the land and his wife will get $10,000 for it along with each of their children … I learned a lot today!

  3. Wow. I normally am not that into pointsettias — sad neglected things in a foil-wrapped pot — but these are a different animal altogether. Beautiful, flashy and gorgeous. Makes me understand their true nature a little more.

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