National Poinsettia Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: December 12, 2017 is National Poinsettia Day.

Poinsettia Day

The Poinsettia is discovered in Southern Mexico by American botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett, whose dying is commemorated by Poinsettia Day. The scientific reputation for the Poinsettia is Euphorbia Pulcherrima.

Buy local on Poinsettia Day
Buy local on Poinsettia Day

ERIE, Pa. -- Today is National Poinsettia Day. Poinsettias are the floral symbol of Christmas. In honor of this special day I interviewed Les Frost from Stan's Garden Center about the company's poinsettias. He is the head grower. I think it's great ...

Poinsett's legacy lives on in Christmas flower
Poinsett's legacy lives on in Christmas flower

12, 1851 and is buried in the Episcopal Cemetery there. The day of his death has been designated National Poinsettia Day in the United States, a holiday that, like Poinsett himself, is largely obscure. However, he remains a stalwart of South Carolina ...

A gardener's holiday note
A gardener's holiday note

During the last quarter of the year, people were preoccupied with decorating their homes, schools, workplaces, and parks in preparation for the holidays. Most of these decors were inspired by plants and animals. This article slightly deviates from the ...

Credit those poinsettia blooms to 'right place and time'
Credit those poinsettia blooms to 'right place and time'

The popular seasonal plant, which will be celebrated Saturday during National Poinsettia Day, happens to turn red "according to the latitude and longitude of the United States," said Lizzie Holmberg, who runs Lizzie's Garden at 24254 W. 111th St. in ...

National Poinsettia Day 2013: Are Poinsettias Really Poisonous To Cats, Humans ...
National Poinsettia Day 2013: Are Poinsettias Really Poisonous To Cats, Humans ...

Happy National Poinsettia Day! Dec. 12 marks the annual celebration of the plant most commonly given and displayed during the winter holidays. The red or white leafy plant, discovered in 1828 by American botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett, has long been a ...

Southern Perspective: Pondering poinsettias at holidays
Southern Perspective: Pondering poinsettias at holidays

It turns out there's a day for almost everything, and that includes National Poinsettia Day, when we celebrate the botanical beauty whose leaves far eclipse its actual flower in majesty and size. Even those who don't know much about plants know a ...

Holiday Poinsettia Trivia
Holiday Poinsettia Trivia

December 12 was National Poinsettia Day. Most people don't know that; the same way that they don't know thattoday is National Cocoa Day, National Violin Day and the National Day of the Horse. Poinsettia day has had significance for me since childhood.

Feehan: Facts about popular Christmas plant, the poinsettia
Feehan: Facts about popular Christmas plant, the poinsettia

National Poinsettia Day was this past Saturday. As a plant that contributes upwards of $250 billion to the U.S. economy just at the wholesale level, it is no wonder much research goes into new plant development. Poinsettia started out as a straggly ...

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