A House of Poinsettias

poinsetta red and white smallLast week, Doug and I drove to Mount Vision Garden Center, in upstate New York. We walked into a greenhouse radiant with red, white, pink, and mottled poinsettias. This plant, a native to Mexico, became an American holiday plant in the 20th century. And, I was going to be one of millions who bring poinsettia plants home for the holidays.

Selecting the plants of choice was fun. They were amazingly beautiful. Of course, I took some time to admire the Mt. Vision Garden Center for coaxing hundreds of plants to perfection in the cold of upstate New York. A heater was running at one end wheres dad in poinsettas 1 smallof the green house and we discovered warm water was transported in tubes that ran under the plant pots.

Because we have 3 cats at home, I was glad to learn that poinsettia leaves are not poisonous. Although they aren’t something you want to eat on a salad, because they can cause diarrhea, poinsettia plants are okay in the house.

It was a great Sunday afternoon. The experience reminded me of what we read in 21st Century Science and Health, “The seasons will come and go with changes of time and tide, cold and heat, latitude and longitude. Farmers will find that these changes can’t affect the crops. “Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.”[1] The navigator can have dominion over the weather, over the great deep, over the fish of the sea poinsetta variegated and hanging condensedand the fowls of the air. Time will not affect life.”

FYI: December 12 is National Poinsettia Day!


[1] Ps. 102:26 (NASB)

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