There are certain flowers and plants that really evoke a specific season or time of year. For winter, Poinsettias sing candy canes and Happy Holidays. Poinsettias are blooming plants that start with deep green leaves. The top leaves of the Poinsettia are called bracts and these are the leaves that turn red, orange, pale green, cream, pink, white or even marbled. So, it is an interesting notion that what we would think are vivid colored petals of Poinsettias are actually special leaves.
Foodland is proud to support local and we’re happy to find local farms that grow for our community. We’re pleased to share that currently all of the Holiday Poinsettias are island grown and sourced locally. Last week, I took a trip to the North Shore of Oahu to take a look at the Poinsettias grown at one of our local suppliers. Take a look at the picture above. Would you know these are Poinsettias? Right now the Poinsettias are composed of deep green leaves but come the Holidays they will bear a beautiful crown of color.