Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One More Poinsettia -- 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 95/100

One More Poinsettia -- 100 garden and Floral Oil Paintings 95/100
6" x 6"  Oil
$80.00 + $10. s.h
SOLD

HOLIDAY SALE  All paintings sold in December are 20% off my regular prices

Here are a few more Poinsettia facts that I googled:

  • Poinsettias are priced according to the number of blooms. The more blooms, the more expensive the plant.
  • The flowers or cyathia of the poinsettia are in the center of the colorful bracts.
  • Poinsettias have been called the lobster flower and flame leaf flower.
  • Poinsettias are not poisonous.
  • A study at Ohio State University showed that a 50 pound child who ate 500 bracts might have a slight tummy ache.
  • Poinsettia sap that can irritate the skin and cause an upset stomach if consumed in large enough quantities.
  • A fresh poinsettia is one on which little or no yellow pollen is showing on the flower clusters in the center of the bracts. Plants that have shed their pollen will soon drop their colorful bracts.
  • Poinsettias represent over 85 percent of the potted plant sales during the holiday season.

5 comments:

conservativelybohemian said...

Another Christmas beauty!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I think this one may be my favorite Poinsettia painting you've shared with us. Really a beauty.

You have convinced me to eat less of them this year since I know know what cause that tummy ache last year ... *funny. I can only imagine what the taste was like that the child ate so many bracts ... amazing!

Thanks for all the facts. It was a fun read.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Would be a great addition to anyone's Holiday decor! I heard that they weren't poison this year, wasn't sure if they were okay for pets or not. Beautiful job:))

Shirley Fachilla said...

Love your poinsettias. Isn't it amazing the difference that using a different red (cad or alizarin) can make!

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, thank you so much!

Thank you Nancy! Glad to have entertained you!

Carrie, Thank you. And, happily it is an edition to someone's decor!

Yes, Shirley, The reds are so different! Thank you.