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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

{December 12th is Poinsettia Day}

Poinsettia Day. “December 12th is Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist, physician and Minister to Mexico who in 1828 sent cuttings of the plant he'd discovered in Southern Mexico to his home in Charlotte, South Carolina. Botanically, the plant is known as Euphorbia Pulcherrima.” (Submitted on March 11, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
If you click on the above link: Poinsettia Day, you can read: In July of 2002, the House of Representatives created Poinsettia Day, passing a Resolution to honor Paul Ecke Jr. who is considered the father of the poinsettia industry.
These Poinsettias are photographed on the day I became an American Citizen.
On December 3, I forgot to celebrate my 19th birthday...
We even do have a Poinsettia tree in our garden; see previous blogpost about it below.
Last year's photo from our Poinsettia with leather deer from India.
You can read that previous post below: History of the Poinsettia.
Did you know these facts about the Poinsettia?
Which is your favorite color?

Related links:
America's First Poinsettia: The Introduction at Bartram’s Garden  published on Poinsettia Day, 2011!
Joell Roberts Poinsett 1759 - 1851 Info
Joell Roberts Poinsett Info History
{Today I turned 17!} previous post by me
{Our Pinckneya Pubens - Poinsettia Tree} previous post by me about our Poinsettia Tree in our garden.
{History of the Poinsettia} previous post by me
Beeswax Poinsettia Christmas Rose Candle Hand Poured Cotton Wick on Etsy


  1. happy anniversary of citizenship! :)

  2. Thanks for the facts my friend, I had not known....
    My favorite color are the pink ones, my hubby came home with a big pink topiary poinsettia and I just loveeee it!

    Happy holidays to you and yours~

  3. Dear Mariette, Congrats on your anniversary of citizenship. And, thank you for sharing the info about the poinsettia. I did not know this history and so glad to find out now. You are always a wealth of information my friend.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. Dearest Mariette
    Oh I did not know this too. Congrats to you anniversary of citizenship.
    Thanks for telling about!
    Have a wopnderful week,
    Love and hugs

  5. Dear Mariette,
    Congratulations to your anniversary of citizenship.
    I like the poinsettias
    Have a lovely week!

  6. Dearest Mariette,
    Congrats on your anniversary of citizenship.
    Lovely rose of the poinsettia from Indea.
    I really enjoy about new thing from yours.
    Hugs and love to you always.

  7. Adoro le stelle di Natale,non sapevo questa storia!E' stato il tuo compleanno?Auguri,auguroni,baci,rosetta

  8. Hola Mariette, que gran historia! Sobre las "poinsettia' en español , pascuas! Voy a leer de ello pues debe ser interesante. Mas aun que hayan nombrado un dia en su honor! ES la flor con la cual se conoce la navidad en la mayoria de los paises. Y Te felicito por tu aniversario como ciudadana estadounidence, una gran nacion. Felices Fiestas! Abrazos, Rose Marie

  9. I did not know there was a Poinsettia Day....perfect for the time of year.
    Congratulations on the anniversary of your citizenship....again a terrrific time of year for celebration!

  10. Dearest Mariette,

    Happy anniversary citizenship!
    regarding this plant, I haven't a clue their origin from Mexico.
    In Bali, fact we have them grow wildly and their height until 3-4 meters. We don't have them in the pot.

    nice to know this

  11. Lovely way to remember you citizenship, the poinsettias were as lovely then as they are in today's post. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment, any friend of Celestina's is a friend of mine. You can view my full blog at 1cardcreator.blogspot.com. PS, my husband became a citizen (born in Italy) on 7/4/76 another memorable day. ~Diane


  12. hello Mariette

    Congratulations on celebrating this day.
    Thanks for your visit.
    I take to send the link to point crochet I used:


  13. Hola Mariette bonita entrada, gracias por compartir.
    tienes un bello espacio.
    que tengas unas felices fiestas.

  14. I love Poinsettia's and had no idea about the history of them! I love red ones, they look so Christmas-sy and festive:)

    Happy Citizenship anniversary Mariette!

  15. Cara amica ho poco tempo per stare al computer!!
    Sono venuta per un saluto e appena posso vengo a trovarti!!
    Un bacio dall'Italia!!

  16. Dearest Mariette,
    Happy Birthday, the USA is better for having such an honorable citizen as you!
    I knew the Poinsettia originated from Mexico but not the rest of the interesting facts. You are so smart, I learn so much from you.
    You know I am super traditional, red is my favorite.
    Love to you, Ginger


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