FFA Activities

 

Poinsettia Day

 

 

"These beautiful flowers are recognized as a symbol of Christmas. Poinsettia Day was pronounced as an Act of Congress. It is in honor of  Joel Roberts Poinsett, who died on December 12, 1851. Poinsett was the first Ambassador to Mexico who brought the plant back to his plantation in the U.S.  He grew the plants in his Greenville, S.C plantation and gave them out as gifts to friends.

In Mexican folklore, there is a story of a little poor girl who had nothing to bring to church for Christmas. On her way to church, she picked some plants by the side of the road. As she entered the church, the ends of the leaves turned into bright, brilliant red flowers. You guessed it... Poinsettias."

Please come support the Imbler FFA by purchasing our beautiful Poinsettia's that we have worked diligently to grow!  

 

N.p., . "2012-2013 Bizarre , Wacky and Unique Holidays." Holiday Insights . By Premier Star Co., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2012. <http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/poinsettia.htm>.

 

 

                                   Pink Poinsettia  

 

                                  Red Poinsettia 

 

                           Jingle Bells Poinsettia 

 

                               White Poinsettia