Being the avid gardener that I am, it is always difficult for me to throw away those poinsettia plants that we usually get as a gift or buy for ourselves during the holidays!! Well, last year I decided to keep watering it even though it looked pretty sad and all the leaves had fallen off. In May I took my much forlorn looking plant and planted it in my flower garden. It needs direct sun to partial sun, it does not do well in the shade. Well, in about a month it was looking spectacular. It did not produce any blooms, but added a nice green foliage to accent my other flowers in my perennial garden. Sadly, at the end of the season I did not bring it inside, but this could possibly be done. I did at least get an extra season out of my plant.