“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Everywhere you go . . .”
— Meredith Wilson

It’s fun going to nurseries to see all of the holiday greens and home decor items.  Here are some more photos from Molbak’s Nursery.

Flocked pinecone and pine needles

Ribbon candy ornaments

Poinsettia teapot

Ribbons

Molbak's Annual Festival of Poinsettias

Molbak's tree made of poinsettias -- a great spot for holiday photos

 Molbak’s Nursery in Woodinville hosts an Annual Festival of Poinsettias, with over 25 varieties of these traditional holiday flowers.  It’s a lovely destination guaranteed to lift your spirits with color during the dark days of November and December.  I’ve already gone twice this year.

Here are just some of the poinsettia varieties I captured in photos and watercolors:

Watercolor sketch of poinsettia petals

Red Glitter poinsettia

Strawberries and Cream poinsettias

I didn't get the name of this creamy poinsettia.

Carousel Dark Red

Ice Punch Marble

Prestige Maroon

Christmas Angel Marbella

Watercolor sketch of Christmas Angel Marbella Poinsettia

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009

A child's first Santa visit at Molbak's Nursery

“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas. . .”
     — Charles Dickens

Daughter dancing in Christmas tree skirt, 1993

Poinsettia Festival

December 16, 2009

Red poinsettia at Molbak's Nursery

Red poinsettia

Pink poinsettia

Pink and white poinsettias

This weekend I made a trip to Molbak’s Nursery in Woodinville with my sister and brother-in-law.  The nursery is thoroughly decked out for the holiday season, and it is a very worthwhile destination for a holiday excursion.  I particularly enjoyed the tables full of poinsettias in many colors of red, pink, and white.  We don’t have poinsettias in our home because we don’t want our cat to chew on them, so I tried to get my fill of their beauty while I was at Molbak’s.

Botanical print of poinsettia

When I got home, I searched the internet for botanical prints of poinsettias, or euphorbia pulcherrimas.  I found this one at http://www.panteek.com/Nooten/pages/noo22-241.htm.