There is some 'business' that needs to be dealt with ... stuff from yesterday's blog.
First off - Roz asked me if a poinsettia's leaves will turn red again the next year.
Honestly Roz - I have never been able to keep a poinsettia alive past Easter - BUT because I love my lil mini poinsettia - your question prompted me to do some research!
Here's what I found.........
Make a Poinsettia Rebloom
To coax a poinsettia plant to bloom again,
it’s necessary to repeat the poinsettia life cycle.
After the holidays and once blooming has ceased, limit the amount of watering so the plant can go dormant until spring.
Then, usually around March or April, regular watering can be resumed and fertilizing can begin.
Prune back the plant to about 6 inches from the top of the container and repot. Poinsettia plants can be kept outdoors in a protected sunny area during summer, if desired.
Pinch out the tips to promote branching of new growth until about the middle of August.
Once fall returns (and shorter days), reduce the amount of fertilizer, and bring outdoor plants inside.
Once again, limit watering in September/October and give the poinsettia bright daylight temperatures between 65-70 F. (16-21 C.) with total darkness at night with cooler temperatures of around 60 F. (15 C.).
Once flower bracts have developed definite colour, you can reduce the amount of darkness and increase its water.
Next piece of business -
There was a comment on yesterday's blog - signed by a "Sir". PK noticed it and assumed it was Sir Steve commenting.........fair assumption!
BUT it wasn't Sir Steve....... it was a Dominant from my past.
Sir Steve has a completely different opinion of the term "Sir" .... even back 10 years ago when I was his 'demo dolly'. Back then, the only time I was to EVER use the term 'Sir' was when we were actively playing at a play party...... and only for the time we played....... before and after he was just 'plain Steven'. Every once in a while I will tease Sir Steve and say 'you the boss!' and he will roll his eyes at me. He is (quite truthfully) the first man ever that has truly believed a relationship should be as close to 50/50 as possible..... no boss...no slave... just two adults trying to make the best relationship possible... each supporting the other.
Sir Steve sees my blog as my domain..... my place to write from the heart .... he reads but I don't think he will ever comment..... well not on the blog. He has - once or twice - talked to me about the blog.. mostly to say it made him laugh.
I believe we have a healthy relationship with BDSM - it certainly is healthier mentally for me....... I am once again a strong independent woman thanks to Sir Steve.
AND .......... just to show you how he doesn't take being my 'Sir' too seriously (grinning) today he is going to be my 'sous chef' while I start the massive undertaking of Christmas baking. You'll find him in the kitchen - chopping and dicing and dipping and cleaning and washing dishes.........
Life is good when there is balance in everything............