December 12 is Poinsettia Day. Although bright red poinsettias (also known as Christmas stars) are the most popular, they are actually available in a whole range of colours including apricot, maroon, creamy white, salmon, orange, pink and several other shades of red.
Today, hyacinths are so popular that it's hard to imagine these bulbs being so exclusive that only the wealthy could afford to buy them. So aren't we lucky? After all, their curly little florets add a nice bit of sparkle an colour to these gloomy months.