Monday, December 12, 2011

Poinsettia Day

Dear world,
I heard that today is Poinsettia Day. So I wanted to find out more about Poinsettias. Well, they are native to Mexico. They are named after Joel Robert Poinsett, the first Ambassador to Mexico who brought the plant back to his greenhouse in South Carolina in 1825. They used to be called Cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs. (Can you imagine trying to pronounce that?) Poinsettias are the best selling flowering potted plant in the US. And my state, California, is the top producing state. And my town, San Diego, hosts the Poinsettia Bowl! And Poinsettias do make very pretty props for pictures, don't ya think?

Happy Poinsettia Day!

Love always,



  1. They iz so pritty that we wud likes to tayste em, so we can't haz them at owr howse but you look rilly handsome surrownded by they poyntsettias.

  2. Bear, you look very pretty with those flowers, but I think you will look very good with any flower arrangement.

  3. That is a gorgeous picture Bear. Happy Pointsetta day . Now don't eat any of that.

  4. Sweet Bear, you look so good in red.
    xoxo Kassey

  5. how very purty!!!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  6. You look like a Christmas wreath! Did you know if you plant them they can grow as high as your rooftop?! We saw some once in Bellflower! RainbowCatsx8

  7. lol i just overheard the cashier at my local supermarket telling some customers how she hates poinsettias and finds them so ugly! w

    hile we have them here, our favourite christmas plant is the native christmas bush which also has red flowers, but much smaller and not quite as red.

  8. Bear you look so pretty wif da poinsettias around you. Mama just fownd owt dis year dat dey r nawt rilly poisonous to us, but I wud knock dem ober n mayke a mess so Mama still nawt buy enny. Happy poinsettia day to you guyz!