The poinsettia has become associated with Christmas due to its striking red color and because the original plant, which was a tree, bloomed for only a short time around Christmas.

I took a picture of this poinsettia growing in the Panama garden of “Mi Jardin es Su Jardin” in 2015. The original photo is below. I had my usual fun using Picasa to edit it into a cropped and brighter picture. I worked on quite a few versions but I thought this had the best composition and colors.

Enjoy this poinsettia photo for your holidays, and have a very merry season indeed!