slideshow: beloved garden euphorbias
IHAVE VOICED MY LOVE OF THE GENUS EUPHORBIA before, but not in pictures. What better time than just before Christmas, when we’re confronted with what may be the only one I do not much like, the poinsettia? Try these garden-worthy subjects, like the Euphorbia amygdaloides hybrid ‘Efanthia,’ above, instead:
Click on the first thumbnail to start the show, then toggle from slide to slide, using the arrows beside the captions. Enjoy.
One disclaimer about this wonderful genus: The plants exude a sticky white sap or latex when cut or damaged. Some people are allergic to the chemicals in it, which can cause skin rashes or other reactions. Exercise caution, especially in touching your eyes and mouth after working with the spurges.