Happy New Year, everyone!
As you may have noticed, 2012 got a little bogged down toward the end, and poor Mendel was woefully neglected. But, while I abhor resolutions, I have come into 2013 with new enthusiasm, and have been reminded that I’m actually quite fond of my little blog. So, in the spirit of things that deserve another chance, here are two seasonal favorites you may have been judging unfairly for as long as you’ve known them.
1. Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
I certainly was raised in the firm belief that poinsettias were basically a festive holiday deathtrap. Which even as a child I found a bit baffling–“Here kids! Eat all these holiday cookies and brightly colored candies and look at these gorgeous, enticing bright red flowers that we’ve put all over the house but OMG DON’T TOUCH THEM THEY’LL KILL YOU!”