photo courtesy www.instructables.com
I can't believe it's Day 7 (sette) already! Ok, here we go, let's see what we've got behind door number 7. It's the Stelle di Natale ! Translated into English that is literally the Star of Christmas, or also called the Christmas Star, or Pointsettia.
We purchased ours yesterday on Via Garibaldi from a local group Associazione Italiana Contro Le Leucemie-Linfomi e Mieloma Onlus which raises money to support patients suffering from leukemia, lymphomas and other similar diseases. They sell Stelle di Natale every year in several locations around the city.
I love Pointsettia. I always have a few of them at Christmas time, but have never been able to keep them alive through the rest of the year. I've tried, believe me. I can never get them to re-bloom again. So, I just buy new ones every December. Anybody have any luck keeping them growing after the holidays? I'd love some tips!
Now that I have my Stelle di Natale, the house is beginning to get some holiday spirit.