"My Poinsettia is blooming"

Mother Nature knows what time of year it is!
It just may be the only thing man has no control of, the weather.

She knows when to change the vegetation into it's growing form.

I took a walk this morning in my yard and was so surprised to see my  three Poinsettia plants from last Christmas starting to change color.
I planted three potted Poinsettia plants in different parts of the yard.  Then forgot about them because most years along with millions of people, they usually just dried up and were tossed. 
While walking around I spotted the red color and then the light bulb went off... wow, it's those plants I put there!

 Plant #2 did not start to turn yet?  But I do see a tiny red in the center of one set of leaves.
I'm surprised these plants did not grow much in the past 10 months?

Plant # 3 is turning and is 3 times the original size.

My neighbor has a Poinsettia plant that has been in her yard for the past 6 years and is as tall as my shoulders.  Each year it blooms in the most beautiful red color and I'll have to get a photo of it once it starts to turn.  I am amazed at how easy they grow in the yards here in SoCentral, Florida

Although Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away we can be sure the greenhouses all over the world are knee deep in Poinsettias to be bought for the Holiday season.  I plan on getting three more this year and plant them also.  No need to decorate the yard during the Christmas Holidays!
What's growing in your yard that you forgot all about?

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Gypsy Heart said...

Well, my friend, I don't have a yard to plant in but I'm enjoying seeing yours! I love these plants and it's amazing to me to see them blooming and thriving outside. I hope you will continue to show more pics of them!


Jenny said...

What a fun surprise! Neat!

Jean said...

I love when I forget about something I planted. Awesome! Jean

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Wow, I'm one of the ones that throw mine out. I've never been able to keep one. Great little surprise!

Veronica said...

Phew there must be a few things here in my yard that I have forgotten about! Great find. Love your post. Visiting from tootsie Time.

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Larry said...

Very interesting! Congratulations on your success! Larry

Andrea said...

Here, we call poinsettia as the Christmas flower because it only flowers during these months, our only colder months. Yours look very healthy and beautiful, they are more lovely as dwarf as that. It is a good accent in that area.

Tootsie said...

I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I am always excited to tour each post and see the different flowers/ projects and garden art that everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I have shared your post today with my facebook page for Tootsie Time. I hope you will link in again soon!
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