There it sat harmlessly, throwing me into a quandary.
That darn poinsettia.
Welcomed home so readily before Christmas, it was a lovely and festive arrangement. Having performed nicely throughout the season. Nary a leaf was dropped.
But now, all these months later, it is still performing nicely and therein lies the problem.
After being so faithful to me, how could I ... um... relegate it to the trash heap for no reason other than I don't think it looks quite as festive for the Easter season.
I know there are different ways of thinking on the whole subject.
For some it goes promptly and swiftly along with the Christmas tree. For others it's a challenge to see how long it can be kept going. Usually I find by the time Christmas has come and gone, the poinsettia has dropped so many leaves that I'm sick of the whole mess and out it goes. Promptly and swiftly.
Perhaps because it was so polite and well-behaved this time around I felt a twinge of guilt about snuffing it out.
But, it was time for spring decorating so I rolled up my sleeves and got to work.
The poinsettia clearly had to go.
However, I could easily see that a bit of dividing and multiplying was all that was needed to change the look from Christmas to Springtime.
I tend to collect these vintage flowerpots and then they spend most of their time in the attic. Silly I know, but that's the way it seems to work around here. So, I pulled them all out of storage and got busy. One little plant for the plant stand.
Another little plant for the plant stand.
The plant stand looking happy and springy.
The plants will be happy here too right next to the window.
A new home for this plant too at the edge of the bathtub.
It should enjoy the humidity from our daily showers.
Yet another plant to keep me company as I wash the dishes.
That Christmas arrangement is now a distant memory as these subtle signs of spring take root around my home.
Only 2 more days until Spring is officially here!
Ready, Set, Grow!!