Friday, December 4, 2009

My Name Is.....

Perfect Poinsettia! And I'm the Prettiest Christmas Plant in this home!

Oh Really? Well Ms. P.P., (pretty peculiar, in my opinion) my name is Christmas Cactus - Cute Christmas Cactus! And since I have Christmas in my name, then I'm the Best Christmas Plant in the house!

Oh well - you're not even red, like a true Christmas plant should be! (cute? ha. crazy is more like it!)


Oh yeah? Well just look at my shiny green pot. That makes me just as Christmas-y as you!

Hello? I just woke up. What's all the fuss?

Well, if it isn't Sleeping Beauty.
About time you woke up.

More like Rip Van Winkle, if you ask me.

Winkle. Tinkle. Sounds just like you, Ms. P.P. (not that I'd ask you anyway).

Well if it isn't Amicable Amaryllis just coming into bloom. Welcome! Your name begins with "A" - the first letter of the alphabet, so you're the 1st and that means the nicest!

Awwww, are you sure?



Grammy said...

That was adorable. I love your story to go with the wonderful photos. They really sparkle up the room. Have a wonderful weekend. See ya in the snow. hehehe.

Teacher's Pet said...

My favorites: Talking Plants!!
They are not only very verbose, they are beauties, as well.
Nicely done, Wendy.
Smiles and warm hugs from Jackie

peppylady (Dora) said...

I haven't yet got a poinsettia this holiday season but the ones I seen are beautiful.
I have an Easter cactus.

Coffee is on.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a creative post, Wendy.. I loved it... I love all three of those Christmas flowers--but I guess the Poinsettia is my fav.... (I think my Christmas Cactus is crying!!! ha)


Maggie May said...

Very clever idea. Wish I had thought of it!
Great pics too!

Nuts in May

Rose said...

I'm not even going to get into this beauty contest; you're all winners in my book!

Lol, Wendy, I went Christmas shopping yesterday, but along the way I had to buy myself a few things---a poinsettia, a Christmas cactus, and--yes, an amaryllis:) Of course, my amaryllis is still a bulb, and the cactus was a tiny one on clearance, so Ms. Poinsettia is definitely the star at my home right now. I've haven't heard any conversations between them here yet:)

nadia said...

I love your header!!! no snow here!!

Allie said...

I love poinsettias! But unfortunately our cat will eat anything that even resembles a plant and poinsettias are super bad for kitties. I'll just live vicariously through you. :)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Enjoyed your post!! Lovely! And so are the photos. All the blooms are gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Hi Grammy, thank you - yes, we'll be out making our snow angels!

Hi Jackie, aw, it was just done for a lark. Fun stuff! Thanks for your kind words.

Hi Dora, I'll have a latte, please! You have an easter cactus, well don't tell anybody. Pretend it's a Christmas one! LOL!

Hi Betsy, well, we'll just let the cactus cry. I like the poinsettia too! The rich, lush red really steals the show!

Hi Maggie May - thank you. You might not have thought about it, but you can do a fun post with talking flowers or make your fox talk. Anything can happen in bloggerland!

Hi Rose, that's because they wait until it's night time to talk in your house. Otherwise the dogs will hear and start barking! LOL!

I used to be frustrated when my amaryllis plants did not bloom for Christmas, but now I buy the bulbs as soon as they appear in the stores and plant them right away.

My cactus was just a little one. I put it in a green shiny pot and it looks much bigger now, and it's blooming too.

Hi Nadia - our snow has melted, but there will be more tomorrow. I'll send you some!

Hi Allie, I know, we used to have cats too and couldn't buy poinsettias. You're welcome to come and visit mine any time you want. Just don't inflate Ms. P.P.'s ego any more than it already is. LOL!

Hi Kanak, thanks for stopping by.

Jean said...

Love it! Beautiful blooms you have there. All equally beautiful, of course! Love the snow pictures! Perfect! Jean

Hilary said...

What a cute and creative post. Very clever. :)

Shammickite said...

Those naughty flowers are arguing a bit TOO MUCH! Don't they keep you up at night with their bickering?

Cheryl said...

Cute Wendy, just too cute....
They are three very different plants, and each one is beautiful in its own way......
I must confess I do have a favourite though......

Jen said...

This is my first time here and what an adorable post to stumble into. And the plants are all beautiful and Christmasy.

Wendy said...

I Jean, oh I love all the plants too, even the naughty ones!

Hi Hilary, thank you.

Hi Shammickite, oh, I just shut the door on them and let them bicker all they want!

Hi Cheryl, are you going to leave us in suspense???

Hi Jen, welcome! Thanks for your kind words.

jeanmac said...

Brilliant, Wendy!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
That was very fun! Thank you for the smiles.
I do pink roses and white tulips for my Christmas flowers with pine and holly. My December colors are pink and green.
Always enjoy my visits with you.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

What lovely little flowers indeed, even though they all seem to have a bit of an attitude--well, except for Miss Amaryllis. I killed my poor little Christmas Cactus, and I am missing her this season. I keep looking at them in the stores wondering if there will be any left after Christmas to go on sale.

hummer said...

I had not thought of a Christmas Cactus at all this year. I love their growth habits and beautiful flowers. Your conversation at the end was eye catching.
Enjoyed the visit.

Mark said...


Beth Niquette said...

YOur sense of humor is so original--you remind me of my Sissy Clytie. (grin) Wonderful post!

Abba's Girl said...

Your pics are a feast for the eyes!

WordDoc said...

Ooh, the clarity of your new header picture, especially the snow covered pine in the foreground, is spectacular!

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said...

Ohhh, I love the picture of the pine with snow on it. It epitomizes winter!

The flower conversations were inspired and hilarious --- thank you!

If I had my druthers, I'd say that the Christmas cactus is the prettiest, but that's because I have one in my house (and I don't need it revolting toward the other plants or me!).

Be well!

Teacher's Pet said...

I love your header. I came back to your site to see if you are doing well..and to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Hugs and smiles from Jackie

Kanak7 said...

Hi Wendy, just stopped by to wish you A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a great 2010!

I've moved to Wordpress now...thought I'd let you know:) Your header looks so lovely!