Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we are going to answer the question being asked by gardeners everywhere.
“What happens to poinsettias left in the stores over Christmas?”
Well, we garden fairies have the answer. We’ve known forever but have just been given permission from the North Pole headquarters to share this information with those who wonder and ask.
What happens is that on Christmas Day, when all the stores are closed, Santa’s elves sneak in and gather up all the leftover poinsettias that no one bought. Then they take them back to the North Pole and tend to them until the next Christmas season.
That is why the day after Christmas, when shoppers return to the stores for returns and bargains, they rarely find poinsettias to buy. They are gone. Vanished.
Of course, the elves and Santa Claus don’t keep the poinsettias forever. Right after Thanksgiving the next year, they sneak them back to… I bet you thought we were going to say stores.
Nope, we are garden fairies. The elves sneak the poinsettias back to the greenhouses where they can mix them in with the new poinsettias and then the growers, unaware that some of the poinsettias are from the previous year, take them to the stores for the elves.
The elves feel like this is a more efficient distribution system, and efficiency is important in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Now some gardeners who bought poinsettias will probably ask if the elves can come and get their poinsettias after Christmas and return them to the North Pole. Sorry, lazy gardeners. They cannot do this. Strict orders to only pick up poinsettias that no one bought. If you bought a poinsettia, or two, or a dozen, you are required to take care of them at least until you buy Easter lilies.
And now we bet you want to know what happens to the Easter lilies no one buys. Sorry, folks. We are garden fairies and we do not have the permission of the Easter Bunny to tell you what happens to them. Maybe we’ll get the okay in the spring.
We’ll let you know.
In the meantime, we are garden fairies and we hope you are enjoying the Christmas season and have a Happy New Year.
Viola GreenPea MayDreams, Chief Scribe and Secret Teller for the Garden Fairies at May Dreams Gardens