Sunday, December 23, 2007

And Now for Something More Festive..

I have been crazy busy, but I thought it was time to post something a little more festive than my previous whine about inconsiderate real estate agents.

These are photos I took at one of the conservatories in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens yesterday. The staff have gone to quite an effort to make these displays. Poinsettias are out of season here, so trickery is involved in getting them to bloom so richly.





13 comments:

Kara said...

Those are beautiful pictures! Wish I could have seen it in person. Michele sent me to wish you a merry Christmas!

kenju said...

Catherine, the poinsettias are gorgeous and your photos seem to do them justice! Michele sent me.

Thumper said...

Wow...Michele sent me to be totally impressed with that poinsettia tree...that's so beautiful!

Roland said...

Michele sent me to see all those bright poinsettias, how bright & vibrant for Christmas!

Anne said...

Hi Catherine, with the confused plants, will they bloom again in 6 months or 18 or at all? I have never been successful in getting them to bloom again so I have to remind myself not to buy them.

Michele sent me.

Dara said...

That is confusing but so beautiful. I too, wonder if they will bloom in July. There is a hotel where I used to live in Arizona that had a large metal tower where pots of poinsettias are inserted and they make a beautiful tree. Hello from Michele's!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That is a beautiful display in Christchurch.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Michele sent me here.

Sara said...

Hello, Michele sent me...those photos are stunning! Thank you for giving me something wonderful to look at...

Mariposa said...

Very beautiful!

Merry christmas to you...have fun!

Shirley Goodwin said...

That's a lovely display - I must go visit.

Have a great Xmas and New Year, Catherine.

paris parfait said...

Such festive flowers! Thanks for posting these lovely photos.

Mariposa said...

Back again...happy new year to you and your family!

Jan said...

THese wonderful snaps totally cancelled out the bah humbug!!
Happy New Year, Catherine!