Although native to Mexico, this poinsettia plant has done very well right here in the North Thompson Valley. Purchased from Barriere Secondary’s Christmas fundraiser in 2018, the plant bloomed right through until the end of March 2019. Then it sat on a kitchen table in the community of Louis Creek, received a little water now and then, and was pretty much ignored. However, once April sunshine started shining through the window the little plant also started to shine. So much so, that it is now coming into full bloom once again. (Jill Hayward photo)

Christmas in April?

Although native to Mexico, this poinsettia plant has done very well right here in the North Thompson Valley. Purchased from Barriere Secondary’s Christmas fundraiser in 2018, the plant bloomed right through until the end of March 2019. Then it sat on a kitchen table in the community of Louis Creek, received a little water now and then, and was pretty much ignored. However, once April sunshine started shining through the window the little plant also started to shine. So much so, that it is now coming into full bloom once again. (Jill Hayward photo)

By Jill Hayward

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