03 December 2009

The Ubiquitous Poinsettia ~

The Southwest has a lot of special decorating traditions for the holidays - stringing saguaro cactus with lights, hanging chili pepper wreaths on doors and chili pepper lights on the Christmas tree... And like every other community across the land, there is a display of poinsettia in every public place. The lovely La Encantada, one of Tucson's most upscale shopping areas, has placed pots of these red blooms everywhere - even in their fountains!

Did you know that the poinsettia has been associated with Christmas for 500 years?

La Encantada
www.laencantadashoppingcenter.com2905 East Skyline DriveTucson, AZ 85718-3097(520) 299-3556Get directions


  1. This makes me think of the poinsettia Christmas tree that always appears at the Biltmore Fashion Park shopping center here. I was there on Monday night and it is already up!

  2. I've seen photos of that - it's gorgeous! I can never keep them looking good after the first week or so...