Dec 11, 2009

National Poinsetta Day

Poinsettias have a special day all their own! By an Act of Congress, December 12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who
is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States. The purpose of the day is to enjoy the beauty of this popular holiday plant.

So, be sure to give someone you love a poinsettia today! Poinsettias are highly prized throughout the world and widely beloved as the living symbol of the Christmas Season. No other flower can make such a brilliant show of bright red throughout the festive weeks of December and January.

This information courtesy of Town and Country Gardens newsletter

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