Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GBBD in December 2013

                
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to all!
This day Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) pleased me by its bright red colorful leaves, truly Christmas color! I'm a little late, was waiting for full Poinsettia bloom. It is set on the small table near my fireplace, it has red and green leaves and its small yellow flowers are in the center of the red leaves.
This winter is such unpredictable as last autumn was. In my previous post I wrote that snow is everywhere. The week passed and all snow has almost melted. The evergreens in my garden appeared through the melted snow and they look good between old grey grass. I love these dwarf round thujas, I never prune them and I love their shape.


It was strong windy weather I was worrying about the decoration that I've put on my garden spruce. When I'd come I saw all they are safe on the branches. The bonsai pines are well too, they were covered with snow last week and now are opened. The small evergreen mahonia feels well it's very hardy and in spring its leaves appear through the snow.


I have a small vegetable garden on my kitchen windowsill. I wish I have some fresh salad leaves, green onion and garlic leaves with Christmas meal.



Did you have Poinsettia? Did you store  or throw it away after blooming?
Do you grow any greenery indoors?

Have a nice week, bye! 
 



52 comments:

  1. I'm going to take a Poinsettia to my sister's house for Christmas so that as can put it in the center of the table for our Christmas meal :)

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    1. I think, Keith it will wonderful, thank you!

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  2. It just isn't Christmas without a poinsettia! I just bought a small one yesterday; I've tried to overwinter them a few times with no luck, so now I just throw them on the compost after the holidays. Your evergreen looks so festive with its Christmas decorations. Happy Bloom Day and a very Merry Christmas to you, Nadezda!

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    1. I want to keep this poinsettia planting it in my garden, what the result will be don't know.Thank you, Rose!

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  3. Your poinsettia is beautiful as are your outdoor decorations. Evergreens are looking very nice now that the snow has melted. Of course, they also look pretty with snow on them.

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    1. Peter I hope snow will be at Christmas, I'm worrying about my plants. Thank you!

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  4. I have had poinsettias and once did manage to get one to 'flower' again but it was a lot of fuss to do so. We have ones with pink and with cream bracts for sale too but the red ones are the ones that look most festive.

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    1. I'd like to purchase one with cream bracts but I didn't see it. Thank you, Sue!

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  5. Yes I had several times poinsettias, after blooming they grow rather big in summer but until now I never got new flowers in the plants again. Your small vegetable garden on the window sill looks lovely and such fun to be able to have some fresh veggies of your own in winter.

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    1. I love green garlic and onion leaves in salad, Janneke. So hope to cook Christmas turkey with fresh salad.
      Thank you!

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  6. Your poinsettias is beautiful. I have one in pink.
    Great pictures
    Greetings

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  7. I love poinsettias, especially the red ones, and I usually have at least one. I have tried keeping a poinsettia but it grew very tall and leggy so I gave up, I understand it requires a lot of work to get it to re-bloom so hardly worth the work. I have some tall green plants indoors and every windowsill is filled with orchids – if I had more windows I would have more plants :) Happy GBBD!

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    1. Helene, your decoration with artificial flowers is stunning! I remember the orchids on your kitchen window sill ---there are many of them. Thank you!

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  8. Hi Nadezda
    I have a large poinsettia that was a gift. When it starts to dry up and lose its leaves, I will throw it away. I never keep them. You have a lot more patience than me! Merry Christmas.

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    1. May be I will throw it away as well, Astrid. I've read it's a lot of efforts to get it to bloom again so ... will see!
      Thank you!

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  9. We have Poinsettia too but it usually dies off. My mother had one last year and she still has it in its pot! I like the fact that you put decorations on your outdoor trees. We used to do that when we had a garden. It takes Christmas outside as well as inside!

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    1. Hi, Kirk! My garden Christmas tree is pretty with the decoration and I'm always glad to see it when I come there.Thank you!

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  10. Dear Nadezda,i like your Poinsettia !!!I have to bye for christmas!!Your garden looks gorgeous with your christmas decoration!!
    I can see some snow!!!Wish you a lovely day!!
    Dimi...

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    1. I think your Christmas will be prettily decorated with poinsettia. Thank you Dimi!

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  11. Con la flor de pascua tengo muy mala suerte. Dentro de casa sólo tengo un Anthurium, ya tiene 4 años.Llegó a casa en una maceta muy pequeña y ya llega al techo, está precioso como siga creciendo nos echará de casa:))
    Te lo mando porque sé que te gusten las plantas. Está en este enlace, las fotos son de la navidad de hace 2 años.

    http://asimegustaelmundo.blogspot.com.es/2011/12/os-deseo-lo-mejor-en-estas-fiestas.html.

    Buenas noches Nadezda.
    Un beso

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    1. Laura, lastima que no pude verlo, porque me dijo tu blog: "La página que estabas buscando en este blog no existe".
      Pero yo se que Anthurium puede crecer muy alto con el bien cuidado. Te abrazo, gracias!

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    2. http://asimegustaelmundo.blogspot.com.es/2011/12/os-deseo-lo-mejor-en-estas-fiestas.html

      A ver si hay suerte.
      Que tengas un buen domingo:)))
      Un beso

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  12. I like poinsettias, this year I have a deep pink.
    When fades, throw it ...
    Pozdiwiam your green home garden.
    You have your vitamins.
    I wish you a nice, quiet night.
    Good night.
    Lucia

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    1. You're right, Lucia. My window sill garden is my vitamins. Thank you!

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  13. Hi Nadezda, Your poinsettia is very lovely. I used to buy them but haven't for several years.

    Funny how your snow has all melted. You might have a GREEN Christmas. I bet that doesn't happen often. If I don't see you before then, have a wonderful holiday.

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    1. Grace, a merry Christmas to you too!
      I think we'll have white holidays. Thank you!

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  14. We usually buy Poinsettias but haven't yet this year. It's a beautiful plant, I like the traditional red ones - not all these newfangled colors.

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    1. I think newfangled colors look nicely, but I like traditional colors as well, Jason, thank you!

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  15. NADEZDA!

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you and your family.
    I WISH YOU LOVE, LUCK ...
    LUCIA

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    1. Dear Lucia, I wish you happy Christmas night!
      Hugs!

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  16. How cheerful the poinsettia looks in the winter.... have a lovely Christmas!

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  17. I don't have any poinsettias, because they're difficult to take care. I have many amaryllis and hyacinths. Your poinsettia looks stunning. Happy Christmas, Nadezda!

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    1. Thank you, Satu. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  18. Our weather here is likewise unpredictable. We have had snow and now milder temperatures and rain. Your poinsettia looks very festive. How nice to have a few salad greens on your window ledge! I have never thought to try growing salad greens indoors.It is nice to see it is possible.

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    1. Some greenery growing on my window sill looks very vernal and pleased me its color. And vitamins as well!
      Thank you, Jennifer!

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  19. Do you actually grow your own Poinsettia? I have never managed; I can keep the plant alive after Christmas but it never comes red again.

    I buy a new one every year.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. No, I don't! Wherefore I'm asking what to do this it after blooming.I think I will throw it.
      Merry Christmas, Friko!

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  20. Nadezda, I wish you a Merry Christmas, many gifts from Santa Claus and a Happy New Year !

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  21. Nadezda, Merry Christmas to you and family. Poinsettias are great anytime, whether if is for the festive season or otherwise.

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  22. Hi Nadezda. Your poinsettia is beautiful and so are your colorful evergreens in the garden. Merry Christmas to you!

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  23. What a lovely Christmas decoration you've made! Your vegetable garden in the window looks nice! Maybe you will use them to cook the Christmas dinner!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    1. I think I could cook my grown up veggies! Happy New Year!
      Merry Christmas Keity!

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  24. Lovely decoration for your home ! I wish to you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

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    1. Olimpia, thank you and a Merry Christmas to you too!

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  25. I am interested how you can grow green vegetables near your window. I would like to try that in the winter, but I think the ducted floor heating would be too warm. Do you have heating in the room where they grow? They look very healthy.
    I think that the poinsettia can be a bit tricky, but my daughter left her Christmas pot on the window ledge for a long time and only watered it occasionally and it grew new red leaves! She almost ignored it! It was very spindly.
    Betty

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