Maryland Blogger

White Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens IMG 2400

White Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens IMG 2400

 

I did not know that many people have never seen a white poinsettia until I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups and received a large number of comments from around the world. This photograph was taken at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. 

 

Subhash Sharma  This is a lovely photograph of ‘Snowcap White’ Poinsettia which is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, a physician, botanist, and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico who spotted a red colour wild Poinsettia growing in a deciduous, tropical Mexican forest in the 1820's. Apart from its original red colour this lovely plant has now evolved to have over 100 varieties. It’s a native of South America where Aztecs had used its original variety to produce red dye and as an antipyretic (fever lowering) medication. In the language of the Aztecs, the plant is called Cuetlaxochitl, meaning "flower that grows in residues. The plant's association with Christmas began in 16th-century Mexico, where legend tells of a girl, commonly called Pepita or Maria, who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday and was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias.  

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.

 

White Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

White Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2400
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/80 sec., ISO-800, 25 mm, No Flash 
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 26 commentsRoy Kelley • December 17 2015 01:40PM
White Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens IMG 2400
share
White Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens IMG 2400 I did not know that many people have never seen a white poinsettia until I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups and received a large number of comments from around the world. This… more
Book Recommendation: Reversible Error by Robert K. Tanenbaum
share
Book Recommendation: Reversible Error by Robert K. Tanenbaum Reversible Error (1992) is the fourth novel in the Butch Karp legal thriller series by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum This is the first of the thirty books by… more
Pinterest Board: Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
share
Pinterest Board: Breakfast and Brunch Recipes If you are looking for some breakfast and brunch recipe ideas for the holiday weekend, please visit and follow my Pinterest board for Breakfast & Brunch Recipes You will find over 1, 300 recipes… more
Pinterest Board: Appetizers and Dips Recipes
share
Pinterest Board: Appetizers and Dips Recipes If you need some new ideas for appetizers and dips, please use the following link to visit and follow my Appetizers and Dips Recipes board on Pinterest. This board has over 800 recipes and over 2, 000… more
Oriental Hybrid Lily, Longwood Gardens IMG 2237
share
Oriental Hybrid Lily, Longwood Gardens IMG 2237 I photographed this Oriental Hybrid Lily during a visit to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. The current special annual exhibit is A Longwood Christmas Longwood Gardens is a wonderful travel… more
Orchid, Longwood Gardens IMG 2353
share
Orchid, Longwood Gardens IMG 2353 This orchid was photographed in the Orchid Room at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. If you enjoy orchids, you may wish to join the American Orchid Society group on Facebook. This group has over 13, 000… more
Longwood Gardens: A Longwood Christmas, Lilies IMG 2228
share
Longwood Gardens: A Longwood Christmas, Lilies IMG 2228 Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is one of our favorite travel destinations at any time of the year. However, A Longwood Christmas their annual holiday exhibit, is always a good… more
Gaithersburg Holiday Giving Report
share
Gaithersburg Holiday Giving Report Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals, businesses and faith-based organizations, the City of Gaithersburg Holiday Giving program brought joy to more than 740 households this holiday season. At… more
Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens IMG 8026
share
Chrysanthemum, Brookside Gardens IMG 8026 I love to photograph chrysanthemums and have seen some outstanding examples at the chrysanthemum shows at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. Brookside Gardens, in Montgomery County, attracts visitors… more
DC Metro Area Home Sales: Median Days on the Market, November, 2015
share
DC Metro Area Home Sales: Median Days on the Market, November, 2015 When you planning to purchase a home in the Metro Area of Washington, DC, it is a good idea to understand the local market conditions. During November, 2015, the median days on… more