a poinsettia i could love

December 19, 2014

Poinsettia bouquet with rose hips, finished arrangement 2, by Justine Hand for Gardenist

Never been a fan of Poinsettias. Perhaps it’s the foil wrapping or the bad supermarket lighting. But when Gardenista asked me to reimagine them as a cut flower, I discovered the drama of this common Christmas plant. See here for the tutorial.

Poinsettia bouquet with rop hips, white poinsettia, by Justine Hand for Gardenista

Repotted, my poinsettia is already better.

Poinsettia bouquet with rop hips, rose hips, by Justine Hand for Gardenistarose hips

Poinsettia bouquet with rop hips, leucothoe, by Justine Hand for Gardenistaleucothoe

Poinsettia bouquet with rop hips, base, by Justine Hand for Gardenistathe base – floral foam in a pedestal bowl

Poinsettia bouquet with rop hips, poinsettia sap, by Justine Hand for GardenistaCut poinsettia stems need to be seared or the sap with drip out, and the flower will not last.

Poinsettia bouquet with rop hips, searing a poinsettia, by Justine Hand for Gardenistasinge the stem

Poinsettia bouquet, adding flowers Poinsettia bouquet with rose hips, finished arrangement detail, by Justine Hand for Gardenist Poinsettia bouquet with rose hips, finished arrangement, by Justine Hand for Gardenista

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