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Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 2418

Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 2418


The annual exhibit, A Longwood Christmas, is a wonderful time to see and enjoy a variety of poinsettia plants. It is an ideal time to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.


Happy New Year!


Subhash Sharma  These lovely looking poinsettia flowers also known as the Christmas Star and Christmas Flower, it’s said that this winter flower’s association with Christmas comes from a Mexican legend. The story goes that a child, with no means for a grander gift, gathered humble weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. As the congregation witnessed a Christmas miracle, the weeds turned into brilliant red and green flowers. Named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States ambassador to Mexico and the amateur botanist who introduced the plant to the U.S.

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.


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

Poinsettias, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2418
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/3.3, 1/100 sec., ISO-80, 9 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 15 commentsRoy Kelley • December 19 2015 02:55PM


Roy: Happy New Year to you and Dolores! What a lovely photo of beautiful poinsettias.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago

Roy, I learned something new from your post. I love the story.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Wishing you & Delores the best for 2016. Happy New Year Roy!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 4 years ago

What a beautiful pink poinsettia! There are so many varieties that don't show up at the giant! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy.  Thanks for starting my day with some beautiful poinsettias from Longwood Gardens.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Thanks for starting the new year off with such a lovely photo.

Posted by Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR (Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087) over 4 years ago

Good morning, Roy. These types of poinsettias are my absolute favorite. And pink is my favorite color, as well. Happy 2016!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

I remember when we lived in Miami we had two big poinsettia bushes in our yard. They were the red blossom kind. The variegated kind are prettier to me.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

Good morning Roy! Good to start the New Year with one of your great photos. Enjoy your day

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago


I have not seen the type of poinsettias in your photo.  That one is really gorgeous.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Happy 2016 Roy, I really enjoy your posts and look forward to another year of great friendship.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

I hope you enjoyed the holidays. Have an outstanding week as we face the challenges of the new year. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

So pretty, Roy Kelley Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

I hope you are enjoying a most productive week. Have an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago