To Introduce Our Plants - Euphorbia Pulcherrima

 

The poinsettia (/pɔɪnˈsɛtiə/ or /pɔɪnˈsɛtə/)[1][2] (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family. (wikipedia)

     Hi there! I have a little back story for you, to kind of explain the context of these posts. Brett is minoring in Plant Sciences in school, so as you can imagine, we have a lot of plants around the house. They fascinate him, along with the growing process. He wants to incorporate growing plants into his Business degree, because he loves it so much. The interesting part for me, is getting to watch him coax the plants into flourishing, and once they have, he makes sure they get enough care to remain alive and beautiful. You'd be hard pressed to find someone more passionate about their plants.

     For me, plants and flowers are about as visually pleasing as you could get. I'm the type of person that likes to stare, and I could look at this photo of one of Brett's white poinsettias all day. The poinsettias are still going strong since Brett brought home the 30 he had been growing for two different classes. That's right, 30. Our house was full of them, and for awhile, it was like living in a garden. At a certain point though, I wanted my house back, so we gifted quite a few for Christmas.

     The ones that remain are our favorites, including this gorgeous cream colored one. I chose it to photograph specifically because of it's color. We have a couple of crimson ones left and a few peach colored ones, which give me all of the heart eye emojis. I will probably photograph them later, but I really wanted to incorporate the white first, since it gives such a good contrast to the pink back ground. I also love that you can see the green a little through out the leaves, so it makes it less of a holiday flower.

     We still have many more plants around the house that aren't poinsettias, so I have decided to make this a monthly series! Learning about our plants from Brett has made me want share their beauty. They really are something, and I can't wait to show you more!