Friday, July 26, 2013

a PTI Card - Meadow Greens & Poinsettias

Hello dear Friends! There was something about the elegant ferns in PTI's Meadow Greens (see previous post by clicking here) that made me think of Christmas so I added some rather "old" Poinsettias I had and made a birthday card...
Bonjour chères Scropines! Les fougères de la collection Meadow Greens de PTI m'ont fait penser à Noël (pour voir le billet précédent cliquez ici). J'ai donc ajouté quelques "vieilles"Poinsettias et réalisé une carte d'anniversaire...
I really like this beautiful sentiment. The font itself conveys an idea of movement don't you think?
J'aime beaucoup ce sentiment et la police d'écriture de "birthday" qui semble évoquer le mouvement des branches de fougères.
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fun facts about Poinsettias // quelques faits...

- Poinsettias received their name in the United States in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the plant into the country in 1828.
- C'est Joel Roberts Poinsett qui a introduit cette plante aux EU.
- Poinsett was a botanist, physician and the first United States Ambassador to Mexico.
- Poinsett était un botaniste, physicien et le 1er ambassadeur des EU au Mexique.
- The colors of the bracts are created through "photoperiodism", meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change color. Once Poinsettias finish that process, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest color.
- Le rouge des feuilles est crée par un phénomène appelé le "photo périodisme". Pour que les feuilles vertes deviennent rouges, il faut plonger la plante dans l'obscurité pendant 12 heures et cela pour au moins 5 jours consécutifs. Ensuite, la plante aura besoin de beaucoup de lumière afin d'obtenir ce beau rouge vif.
Here is the little Poinsettia I kept from last Christmas. It's seems to have enjoyed its stay in our backyard but now I'm ready to try to get it to turn red again. I've placed it in total darkness and will follow the recommendation. We'll see if it works, right?...Thank You!

Voici ma petite Poinsettia de Noël dernier. Elle passe les beaux jours au jardin et semble si plaire mais il est temps de la faire rougir, vous ne croyez pas? Je l'ai placée dans l'obscurité et nous verrons si les conseils trouvés sur internet sont corrects...merci de votre visite!
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21 comments:

Angi Barrs said...

Wow! Your poinsettia creation is beautiful. And I spy a cute little gnome in your flower pot. So cute. (smile) :)

Annette Allen said...

oh i so love poinsettias.. they are alway so pretty.. I like Angi see that cute little gnome in your photo.. so cute..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING those poinsettias!!! And I can't believe how tall your plant got! WOW!!

yolande k said...

Ta carte est une merveille !!! Merci pour cet astuce pour faire rougir un poinsettia, je découvre !
Bisous

Nancy said...

Oh, my wow!! This one is so gorgeous, Alexandra! I really like the way you angled the tag too! Love it! :o)

wauwowe said...

encore une super carte à la Alex ;)

Paula (PEP) said...

A really super idea to use the ferns with the poinsettias & again I love the kraft background. Your info about the changing colour of the bracts was something I didn't know - very interesting indeed.
Paula (PEP)

sophie said...

elles sont très jolies ces cartes fleuries !

Feebellescrap said...

Une bien belle Carte Avec une belle association de tampons!
La police C'est vrai est bien sympa!
Bizzz

Alexandra said...

Superbe carte, magnifiques couleurs et le tampon est très sympa ! Expérience intéressante à réaliser pour ton Poinsettias ! A suivre donc...

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh I love that you used poinsettias with those leaves, gorgeous! And I'm totally impressed that you were able to keep the plant from last Christmas....I haven't been able to keep one alive after Christmas yet.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gasp! Another totally incredibly Meadow card that is going in my faves, Alexandra! Thank you so much!! Your poinsettia plant has really thrived. Can't wait to see if your experiment works and it turns red. Good luck!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Alexandra!! LOVE the angle of your tag, and your trademark bow, of course! I imagine you could do those blindfolded with one hand behind your back : ) The poinsettias are gorgeous, both on your card and on your deck. How interesting that they need the darkness to turn color. Can't wait to see if it works!

Genmanou said...

J'aime beaucoup cette carte si joliment fleurie....
Me permets-tu de compléter un peu tes connaissances botaniques ?....
le Poinsettia a besoin de jours courts pour fleurir, ( ces feuilles rouges constituent la fleur) il faut donc prolonger artificiellement la nuit car l'induction florale se fait en jours courts.
A l'automne, entre septembre et novembre, on met la plante quelques heures sous un cache noir en début et en fin de nuit, pour obtenir une floraison en décembre ou janvier. ( si j'ai bien compris les explications de DH,car c'est lui l'ingénieur horticole ! ...)

Patricia45 said...

très jolie carte, si chez nous les poinsettias sont petits et en pot, sous les tropiques ce sont de véritables arbres en pleine terre!

Greta said...

I'll be interested to see what it looks like come December. I've never successfully kept one, but wow--it sure looks great, so I bet it will work. Your card is truly inspired, Alexandra! Had to pin it. The font is wonderful as is the whole creation!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! Love the card and those plants are so hard to keep alive - you have a green thumb!! :D WTG! :D

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE all that leafy goodness! Oh, and let me know what happens with your poinsettia. Mine is teeny, but it's still green. I might have to try the closet thing this year.

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome! You're a fantastic paper crafter and a green thumb! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, those fern branches work perfectly with the poinsettias! How beautiful! And love all the fun facts you shared, too. Good luck on getting your poinsettia to turn color!

Bhavana said...

Thanks Alexandra for visiting my blog
I liked ur creations.. this card is gorgeous loved those poinsettias