Wednesday, December 8, 2010

fear and loathing

I admit that I loathe Poinsettias. I don't know why, exactly, but I know that I've just always not liked them. I also know that as a child my parents warned me from an early age that Poinsettias were poisonous. I think that started a fear which just turned into an intense dislike for them. Now, as an adult, I understand that Poinsettias are dangerous when you EAT THEM. However, as a child, I did not understand this and would go out of my way to avoid even breathing around a Poinsettia for fear of being poisoned. This also brings up another point of WHY my parents would actually warn me about them. Did I make it a habit of eating things I wasn't supposed to? Hmmm.

So, because I don't care for Poinsettias, I've never used them in my Christmas/Holiday home decorating. To be quite honest, I've not really ever seen them used in a cool, unique or modern way when it comes to decorating. But I came across these recently and thought I might give them a chance.

What's your take on these traditional holiday plants?


  1. I, too, hate them. Probably for the same reason... that from a young age I was warned how poisonous they are. My mom buys one every Christmas and we all just wait for months and months for it to die.

  2. I like them. Especially when a church or Winthrop's graduation has hundreds of them clumped together on stage. I think that's beautiful. I remember being warned about them, but that was primarily so I could keep an eye out that the dog wouldn't eat them. I don't think they thought I would eat them.


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