Hi there all of you Garden of Eden Flower Shop (and chocolates and gifts) fans! We'd like to welcome you all to our latest Feature Flower Friday! Each week, we will be featuring a different type of flower, the meaning behind them and the reasons you would give or present them to someone. Today, we're talking all about the Poinsettia. Enjoy! The Poinsettia is in high demand this time of the year - as it is also know as the Christmas Flower. It is widely believed that its association with Christmas and the holiday was born from Mexican legend. As the legend goes, a child - with no resources to purchase a more luxurious gift - gathered weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. As the church then witnessed a miracle, the weeds transformed into red and green flowers! The poinsettia is named for Joel Robert Pointsett - who was the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico - and who first introduced the plant to the United States in 1825. Today, the poinsettia symbolizes success, celebration and good cheer. It is very popular to present to someone during the holiday season. We invite you to stop in one of our four south Jersey location for a plethora of poinsettia selections.