Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Garden Tuesday: Christmas plants


My girls bought me a small poinsettia a few days before Christmas. They were disappointed that they couldn't find any with glitter on them.

They also bought their Daddy a Norfolk Pine. Evidently, they don't grow much, and can't survive in temperatures below 65F. It's not exactly suited to my climate, is it?

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

9 comments:

Pam said...

Can you at least grow the pine as an indoor plant?

And to answer your snow day question, no that snow was from over Christmas break :(

Sue said...

I never had any success with Norfolk Pines, but I have grown Poinsettias for several years and had them flower each year.

Nichole said...

Those little pine trees will grow like WEEDS if you replant them... esp in an office setting. We think they like the flourescent lights. There's one in our reception area that would be a floor tree if she replanted it in a bigger pot!
And just say NO to glitter... lol

Channon said...

What Sue said. I had a sturdy big fella' who served as my Christmas tree during my city dweller years.

Linda said...

I had a Norfolk Pine that grew to the ceiling and I gave it away. I put it out in the summer and brought it in in the winter.........way too much work.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Sounds like one of those "it's the thought that counts" moments. Just wanted to wish Thor and the whole family a Happy New Year!

Jed & Abby

Mickle in NZ said...

Norfolk pines grow to be huge outside in my Folks' city, and they still have the poinsettia from a couple of Xmas's ago growing in the garden.

Like Tigger, Zebby Cat doesn't climb trees - I don't think he knows how!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I was also given a poinsettia at Christmas but it is dropping its leaves already so I will be surprised if it survives here. We had them in the garden in S. Africa!! Diane

The Blonde Duck said...

I love poinsettas, but can't buy them because of the Babies. They'd eat the leaves. Did you know they come form Mexico originally?