Saturday, May 29, 2010

Seasonally maladjusted?

This is the first time this poinsettia has bloomed for me. Like the plant with the new leaf below, I brought it home after Mom's funeral. It didn't have much outdoor light so I turned the pot around awhile back. It gets only the light from the door now so it follows a natural schedule.

The large leaves on the top left actually belong to my ancient 40+ year old red poinsettia. It only had a few tiny red bracts at Easter this year. It usually "blooms" around Valentines Day. I think is is too exposed to light from the TV now that I turned the pot. It has also grown quite tall so it gets more light at night from my lamp. I need to give it a severe haircut again.

No comments: