Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Poinsettias

We're using lots of fresh greenery around the house this Christmas.  I want to share with you a few Poinsettia varieties we liked at the local nurseries.



The two photos above are called  "Marble."  I love the pink and cream leaves.
These are located in our foyer.





The red with cream centers (above) are called "Premium Picasso." Of course I couldn't resist them due to their lovely colors and name!  These are my favorite, and I have them in our foyer, family room, and kitchen.




I only purchased one of these.  It is a "Cortez White," and I put it in the art studio.




I was intrigued with this variety.  Called "Winter Rose Red," they can be cut and placed in a vase.  Supposedly they last for weeks.  This little beauty is in our powder room.



Southern Living's tip for displaying Winter Rose Red Poinsettias in vases for a tall mantel display


Do you have a favorite Poinsettia variety?

Come back tomorrow for more Christmas decor.

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

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Welcome to Art @ Home! My name is Ricki Jill Treleaven, and this is where I share creative living with a Southern accent. Live since 2010, Art @ Home is for the reader who wants to discover creative ways to enjoy home through decorating, cooking, reading, and creative projects. I also chronicle the adventures of my busy family.

22 comments:

  1. We have a poinsettia farm near by that has all of these. I purchased the white this year :) It's amazing that there is such of variety.

    leslie

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  2. I love the vivid red ones, but I never get them because I'm always afraid they'll just die on me... I hear they're hard to take care of and don't live long...

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  3. Are you not doing the Happy List for Mamarazzi anymore?

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  4. Very pretty
    We cant do them because of the kitties eating them.
    I thought of you yesterday while at saks and walked thru the mckenzie childs area ;)
    Amy

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  5. Beautiful display of poinsettias. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  6. You found some very pretty varieties. I've been wanting to get some poinsettias but my kitty will eat them and that scares me. :)

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  7. i'm not good with live plants but have to say i didn't know Poinsettias came in any color but dark red

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  8. Beautiful! I love all the varieties there are of poinsettias. I bought a huge pinkish one at Wal-Mart for only $10.

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  9. Hi Ricki.. love all the poinsettias that you have shown. I usually buy one large one at Costco.
    Not this year... I have a small white one.

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  10. Love the marble variety and also your MacKenzie Childs pots!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art*by*Karena

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  11. RJ, they are all so pretty. I love the colors. Finally found a house, but probably won't get to do any Christmas stuff this year! Enjoy.

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  12. Lovely!! Do you try to keep your Poinsettias after Christmas?

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  13. Oh they are beautiful! I don't think I've seen the Marble or Winter Rose before.

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  14. They are all so beautiful and I love your Mackenzie pots! My mother in law always buys a variety of colors!

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  15. Very pretty Ricki Jill. I have seen some marble in purple and blue the other day. The first time I ever saw marble Poinsettias.

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  16. I love those Premium Picassoes! Simply gorgeous. The only ones I see around this time of year are either pure white or pure red- I had no idea they varied so much! Thanks...as soon as I finish decorating the house, I'll have to hit up the local nursery for a pretty one as a centerpiece. You've inspired me to set a themed table this year. :)

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  17. Oh ricki! I was,pretending I didn't need/want poinsettias this year...you just totally called my bluff!

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  18. Those are all very beautiful, Ricki Jill. With my traditional decor and color scheme, I tend to stick to the traditional red poinsettia. A few years ago, there were a ton of the Winter Rose Reds on the market down in Yuma. I thought they were really pretty and bought a couple. Didn't see them again until today at Home Depot. Hmmm.....may have to try one of these again.

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  19. I love them in your Mackenzie-Childs pots. I would like to find the Winter Rose Red to use in vases.

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  20. If I could keep them alive I would love the red ones ... but I seem to kill all living plants

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  21. These look lovely in your M-C pots. Unfortunately I can't have these plants because my cat will eat them!

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  22. Lovely colors. I saw a red/ivory one at my grocery the other day. Some petals were red and others were ivory. It was so cool. I should have brought it home!

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