Bold and Bright Poinsettias

Bold and Bright Poinsettias

What is your opinion on poinsettias? Do you love the vibrant hit of red that it can add to any space at Christmas? Or are you so sick of seeing those foil wrapped plants in every restaurant and office around the holiday season? I just want to let all you “haters” know, that if you receive a plant as a gift and really don’t want to chuck it out (which you will have to do eventually as they never die!), you can cut off a few blooms and use them in your holiday decorating. Just give it try and see what you think! I recently collaborated on a photo shoot with Ruth and Dean who create absolutely gorgeous pies and cakes here in Victoria. I had planned on using bright red amaryllis blooms for this holiday inspired shoot but when they arrived they were super tight buds. So plan B it was. Actually, there was no plan B and there were no other red flowers at my suppliers that week other than carnations. What’s a girl to do? Well, you can grab a 6″ potted poinsettia and cut off all the blooms and appreciate it with a whole new perspective. Bright, graphic and bold!! (photo credit: Carla Unger Photography)   (photo credit: Carla Unger Photography)   (photo credit: Carla Unger Photography)   (photo credit: Carla Unger Photography)  ...