The House of Representatives in 2002 created Poinsettia Day to honor the father of the poinsettia industry, Paul Ecke. The date of December 12 marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the man responsible for bringing the plan to the United States.
Since my father had diabetes and it is eventually what ended his life I am donating 20% of today's proceeds to the Diabetes Association. So stop in and support World Diabetes Day for you or a loved one. A cure is so close.
It's a bittersweet moment in our gardens. Fall is in full force, and plants are dying back, flowers are waning, and many things may have already succumbed to frost. It's tempting to just retreat indoors now with some hot cocoa and the remote ~ we all love our gardens, but winter's rest is never so welcomed than when we've toiled outdoors all season long.