National Poinsettia Day – Celebrated December 12 th!

    National Poinsettia Day      December 12, 2011   "Did you know that the poinsettia has a special day all its own? " By an Act of Congress, December 12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States.     Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was a physician, botanist and American statesman. He was a member of the United States House of … [Read more...]

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