Tropical Gardening: Colorful poinsettias and snow on the mountain for the holidays

Poinsettias come in many colors from white through pink and red. They will soon be available at local garden shops and nurseries. (Voltaire Moise/courtesy photo)

November is bringing about a chill in the air, but the Christmas holidays don’t seem real until we get our Thanksgiving meal digested. Poinsettias don’t seem to care since they are beginning to show color now. Folks on the mainland think of the poinsettia as a Christmas flower but for us it blooms now through March.