Just down the sidewalk from my office, in our Garden for All Abilities, Picasso poinsettias and dusty millers are creating a Kodak moment for visitors. The Poinsettia Pal concept is now about 7 years old, and it appears we are only limited by our imagination. The impetus for this companion craze for poinsettias was the debut of the Diamond Frost euphorbia. It is still both unbeatable and underused, creating the illusion that, when paired, the cheerful red bracts are actually resting on a bed of ice crystals.
The winter has been mild in Savannah, Ga., and our combinations being grown outside are most striking. Picasso is a red poinsettia than indeed looks as though the artist himself had carefully brushed creamy white on the bracts. The silver-leafed dusty miller is really a foil helping the poinsettia to show out even more.
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