Thursday, December 16, 2010

A COMMON OLD LADY


We all know how common a red poinsettia is, and have heard, it's kind of old lady to grow one. Well, I like old ladies, and one of them is growing and blooming in my back patio. It's  twenty five feet tall, old as the hills, scraggly most of the time, and it always, every year reminds me it's Christmas. So call me an old lady, I don't care.
      
                  HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!























































27 comments:

the gardeners cottage said...

i think it is beautiful. and i'm glad you like old ladies.

~janet

Gary said...

Kevin,
How wonderful, a 25 foot tall, red poinsettia. I for one think the poinsettia is a beautiful plant in bloom or not. - G

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That is amazing!!!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Ha ha ha what an adorable post!

Mom, an old lady at the time, planted one in our back yard too. It grew surprisingly big! I had no idea they could become much like trees!

melocoton said...

great series of photos! greetings from Barcelona.

www.kamjey.com

Scott Waterman said...

Red against turquoise: always a winner.

life, in small chunks said...

Well...maybe she's an old lady, but still a beauty with her red lipstick on!
happy holidays!
Karin

Mark D. Ruffner said...

I agree with Scott - the red and turquoise are a great combination. I've never seen poinsettia grow so high!

Barbara said...

That's beautiful! I've never seen anything like it!

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

That is one lovely, grand old dame. How lucky you are for that Christmas reminder!

Janine Robinson said...

when we lived in tustin, california, i stuck our old poinsetta (leftover from xmas) into the ground next to our 100 year old house. to my surprise, it would bloom every holiday! what a treat!!

West Hollywood Voyeur said...

Kevin,
Thank you for your kind comment on WHV.
I love Hollywood history and just love all the information on your blog. Thank you again for doing what you do and sharing! ( laughing)
Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!
WHV.

Charlotte said...

Kevin, poinsettias in the wild are a whole 'nother thing. The things in plastic pots seem like their alien spawn.

Casa Très Chic said...

In my opinion it's like an old wine, the older the better.
Your poisettia is fantastic.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs.
Tereza

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

I love the sprawling, spatial scribble of this tree with it's red splashed accents...it seems a bit magical...

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

She is BEAUTIFUL with all the bloom on her. Thank You for sharing. Have a great holiday.....Julian

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Nothing common about these babies. They have an almost sci-fi feel to them. So perfect for Hollywood. I love them...especially against that turquoise. Howdy, Kevin! Happy Holidays,
Catherine

Midcenturymadam said...

I like old ladies too. In fact, I happen to be one. Your old lady is gorgeous. Happy holidays Kevin.

Mlle Paradis said...

well no wonder!!! your lady goes perfectly with your turquoise siding! what better together!

i think they're so lovely to see "in the wild" vs. in those foiled-wrapped plastic pots.

J.W. said...

How great to learn that others appreciate landscape poinsettias! I used to have one that was 20-feet tall. Thank you for your post and Merry Christmas!

metscan said...

Hello Kevin! I just noticed that you have signed up as a follower on my blog! Great and thank you! How did you find me?
I share a lot of your interests too, but my interest in antiques is fading, nor am I interested in extra modern stuff. Hope I´ll hear from you soon!

Reggie Darling said...

Hello Kevin,
What a delightful post, Reggie had never--to his knowledge--seen a poinsettia growing "wild." Marvelous. He doesn't much care for the over-hybridized ones that one sees in pots covered with foil everywhere this time of year, but yours is a whole new ball game as they say. Joyeux Noël! Reggie

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Magnificent and majestic -- a real grande dame, a queen mum.
Happiest of Holidays to you Hollywood ;)
Cheers, Alcira

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Robert Mc said...

I'm jealous--I wish I had a 25 year old poinsettia! It's like having a gnarled and lovely bonsai.

Kellie Collis said...

They are gorgeous! Growing a poinsettia at home gives you a good reason to have Christmas all year round! Enjoy the day, Kellie xx

Theresa said...

It's lovely, and a great composition again the blue.