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Christmas Countdown: 9 Poinsettias

Love it or hate it, the city is once again covered in holiday glitter and glamour. I've been searching all corners of Toronto for holiday exhibitionism, good or bad, and for each of the remaining 9 days until Christmas I'll be posting a different photo essay documenting the annual make-over. Today I feature poinsettia.

I'm probably the worst speller ever, so I naturally had to look up how to spell poinsettia (it wasn't as hard as I thought). In the process, I learned a lot about the plant, like how it got it's name, where it originated and what percentage of poinsettia are purchased by women. I also learned that it is an urban myth that the plant is poisonous, although "those sensitive to latex may suffer an allergic reaction." Who knew!?!

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Previous Posts:

12 Wreaths for Hanging
11 Christmas Trees
10 Prophetic Snowflakes

Photos by Joseph Michael.


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