Poinsettia Sunset


A typical winter’s evening

Sun sinking to the horizon

Blasts out one last burst of light

Golden leaves irradiated as a backdrop

Highlight the reddest of red Poinsettia

Christmas Rose mid-winter bloom

Splendid splash of scarlet

In the coldest months

Alleviates the dull green hues

Of a Cape Town garden



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31 thoughts on “Radiant

  1. Garfield Hug

    Nice post and I never knew poinsettias can grow up to so tall. Ours are sold in pots for Christmas and dies after that. Or those that manage to transplant it to the garden gets only green leaves as it loses the red top. I think it is caused by our hot humid weather. ☺

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you. πŸ™‚
      Yes, this is how I knew Christmas Roses in UK – a plant in a pot that died!
      Mine is about 15 feet high πŸ™‚


  2. OverResearch

    Are the poinsettias typically less bushy or is this just these examples. I used to have quite a few all year round as house plants and they did keep trying to be stems with leaves on the top.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes! Took me a long time to get used to seeing this massive ‘tree’ outside! My Mum always had a small potted Christmas Rose. πŸ™‚
      Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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      1. blosslyn

        I have stopped buying them for Christmas, only because they always seem to die, which makes me sad, as they are really quite lovely for the winter πŸ™‚

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