Monday, October 13, 2008

Work-related: It Begins


And here we go again. Got some poinsettias in last Tuesday, and more are coming at some point, though we haven't yet been told precisely when.

By the end of the Christmas season last year, I was pretty sick of poinsettias, but I actually like them when they're in this stage: not so eye-searingly red that I need welder's goggles to look at them, deep green, full, not really in demand by the customers yet, etc. Plus I like seeing them come in anyway, because it means that my long spring-and-summer nightmare is finally over and I can catch my breath for a bit. I'm sure I'll hate them again by Christmas, but for now, it's nice to have them back.


3 comments:

Perky Skeptic said...

Auuuuuugh, I have Poinsettia Traumatic Stress Disorder!!!

Ok, I do like them, actually. I just hated taking care of a store full of them. They break so easily, they under- and overwater so easily, and they ooze stinky phorb-juice.

Stuart said...

Gotta agree with you Mr S, they do look much more appealing with these subtle shades of red. The eye-searing Christmas reds look almost artificial but these are so more enticing.

lisa said...

I don't mind these too much, especially the variegated ones. I had good luck keeping one from last year as a marginal with its' feet constantly wet, and it looks really happy. Now to see if it turns red since I brought it in...