We've barely past Halloween and already it's time for Christmas trees and holiday lights.
Saturday was "An Evening of Lights" at Al's Garden Center in Gresham. This was my first time to visit this particular Al's, and boy it's located in the boonies of Gresham.
My plant pal John and I bought a beer and a glass of wine and wandered through the greenhouses, soaking in the holiday entertainment and displays of Poinsettias (all for sale, of course). I don't think either of us was quite ready for the festive holiday spirit.
There were a few decorated trees to enjoy, as well as a small selection of real trees and shrubs in Santa's Tree Farm. Since Christmas is still so far away, they were not selling actual cut trees just yet.
It is interesting to note that Euphorbia pulcherrima (aka Poinsettia) is indigenous to Mexico and Central America and was introduced into the U.S. in 1825. Now bazillions of them are cultivated (and later murdered) around the world - just for Christmas.
There are so many new colors and varieties of Poinsettia, that there is something for everyone.
|Such a cute squirrel!|
|'Cortez Electric Fire'|