February 2nd, 2013: Summer Poinsettia 'Splendens' (Amaranthus tricolor) by David

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

The Bloom of the Day for February 2nd, 2013 was Summer Poinsettia 'Splendens' (Amaranthus tricolor).

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/botd.php?date=2013-02-02

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Thank you much for choosing my picture today GardenGuyKin. I appreciate you liking it!

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Your So Welcome... Such an interesting and colorful looking yard. I would love wandering around on a Garden tour there.

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

I saw this plant once in its full glory. It was truly amazing!!! I have tried to grow it but killed it. Love all your Amaranthus, DavidofDeLand!

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

...and I would be happy to show you around Gardenguykin as long as was after March and before December! You would not see a stick on Amaranthus in my gardens today and we get a little rough in Winter here in Central Florida too. The picture was unexpected and personally appropriate as my plans were and are to start the Amaranthus seeds today! 6 varieties this year.

Thank you too Kell. I appreciate that...

My question is,..."How does this forum work and what is SITEADMINS?"
I like looking at 'Bug Files' too, and noticed that at the bottom of the page.

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

SITEADMINS= Site Administrator. Here on the Bloom of the Day we have four Moderator's who hand pick outstanding Photo contributions to the PlantFiles. Congratulations for having one of your photos chosen for 'Bloom of the Day'.

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

All the better. I appreciate it even more!

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

You will now notice on your home page that one of your images was featured as BOTD.

Thumbnail by GardenGuyKin
(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

It's a great eye-catcher! Love the colors and the plant.

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

I am happy to hear from you as always Arlene and on a new forum for me. Thank you.

Thank you for the heads up on questions asked GardenGuyKin. Still learning more about DG...

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

This is a great forum to keep on your watched list, David. Every day it's a new surprise to see the featured flower or plant. I really enjoy it.

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

I am believing that Arlene.

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

Beautiful and bright! I grew them one summer and they were a sight to see, almost unreal looking! Thanks for sharing this photo. :-)

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Thank you Sue. Things grow so well in California. Get your seeds for this season soon!

Saugerties, NY(Zone 5a)

Stunning David!!!!!
Christine

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

You really scored with this one, David, and you, Garden Guy, for selecting it!

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Its going to be fun to see what tommorrows 'bloom of the day' brings! Thank you Arlene and Christine...

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

Stunning!

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Well how about that Dave...congrats.

You've started a trend. ☺

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Thank all for the nice replies,... and sunkissed your last comment made me smile. Amaranthus will start a trend for itself in everyones gardens who grows it on its own! You will be setting a trend when your neighbors all ask you,..."What is that?!"

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

On my morning walk today I noticed a neighbor has a plant in the front garden. I'll spike up a conversation next time I see them out front.

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