Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas - Transition

Married to an engineer, this time is traditionally "ours".  In our 36 years of married life, less than a handful of times has business interrupted this short period where we could reliably be off together  It is our time to tidy up the loose ends of the previous year and coordinate plans for the next.

Inspired by Santa Barbara garden writer extraordinaire, Joan Bolton,  I am considering retrying a childhood delight- growing poinsettia's in the garden. My mother grew her precious yellow poinsettia in her Whittier backyard just outside my back bedroom window.  It outgrew me long before I outgrew it. This all lead to penning a piece for DiamondBarPatch.com on how to Keep and Repeat Poinsettia. For those fortunate enough to also have Christmas cactus, cyclamen or amaryllis about the house-  Joan's blog article  will guide extending your season with those beauties, also. She is marvelous horticultural writer who communicates mountains of  information into compact words in an easy to follow format. When her stories land in my mail box- they are a MUST read.

To everyone who reads this blog- have a safe and blessed New Year. I treasure each of you. Thank you for prayers sent our way.  Know you made a difference.  


OldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for the 'Heads Up' on the Pointsetias.....Very Very Intersting!
Wishing you and your dear ones a VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear Lydia....!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the shout out!

I'm envious that you had a poinsettia outdoors -- and a yellow one, at that -- when you were growing up. I always wanted one, but we had too much frost for any to survive.

Unfortunately, the same goes for the canyon we're living in now.

Some day... Let me know how yours does!