The Christmas Flower
Although it’s considered a tropical plant and has it origins in Mexico and parts of Central America, Poinsettias plants marks the official start to the holiday season and it’s known as the Christmas flower. Joel Poinsett, the United States Minister to Mexico, introduced this brightly colored flower to America in the 1800s. But it was Paul Ecke Jr., who developed intense advertising for the correlation between the Poinsettias and Christmas.
He even sent out free plants to television stations so they could be seen over the holiday season, which starts at the end of November and continues until Christmas. Appearing on popular TV shows and specials were part of his promotional plans. From 1923 to the present the Ecke family’s business still carry the tradition of distributing Poinsettias domestically and worldwide.
The bracts or often mistaken to be petals, but actually they’re leaves. The foliage comes in a wide range of colors including red, white, pink, yellow, light green and orange. Poinsettias can easily be incorporated into your traditional holiday decorations; they also make wonderful gifts for those who are special in your life.
Decorating with Poinsettias
Our Christmas Harmony Blooming Garden features a rich, brown basket that holds a red poinsettia, red and white blooming plants, and a lush green fern.
How would you like to beautify your room with two of these gorgeous flaming Red Poinsettias in a 10″ Pot? These tall bountiful beauties measures 22-24” and would fit nicely on either side of a mantle or on the hearth of a fireplace.
This crisp White Poinsettia plant is perfect for using as a centerpiece in the middle of your coffee table or placing on an end table.
This is just a small sampling of how you can make your décor come to life with Poinsettias.
About Gainan’s Flower and Garden Center
We are a proud family owned and operated business, dedicated to serving the areas of Billings, Laurel and Shepherd in Montana. We can help you celebrate Christmas as well as other special occasions with our large selection of fresh flowers, plants, dish gardens, high-style floral arrangements, silk flower arrangements, dried floral arrangements,candles, gift cards, wedding bouquets, gourmet, gift and fruit baskets.
Do not hesitate to visit us online or in person, our friendly, experienced and helpful staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.