Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! What are you going to get your sweetie pie/boo? Now is a good time to decide what to get. If this holiday sneaks up on you every year, this one’s for you! (you’re welcome) 🙂 Valentine’s Day Quiz -What is your significant other’s favorite color? -Favorite flower?/s […] Finish reading: Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for GardenersHoliday Article
Poinsettia care is easy! This lovely holiday plant is a joy to have around the house and comes in so many pretty colors. If you’re wondering where poinsettias came from, (a holiday tradition in the U.S. in the 1920’s) you can read more at Poinsettias: A History. Poinsettia Care After purchase, take your plant home […] Finish reading: Poinsettia CareHouseplants
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) as well as Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) are succulent, tropical plants available for purchase during fall and winter. Read Thanksgiving vs. Christmas below if you want to know the difference. There is also an Easter cactus that blooms in spring, if I see one this year I’ll buy one and write about […] Finish reading: Christmas CactusPlant Profile
If you’ve never had a poinsettia in your home because you thought they were poisonous, I have good news! No one has ever died from eating or being exposed to poinsettia plants. And, there is a study to back it up (American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1996). The study found that most people exposed to […] Finish reading: Poinsettias Aren’t Poisonous?
The festive blossoms of amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) make a great addition to any holiday décor. Flower color can be red, white, peach, pink or combinations of these colors. The flowers are 8-10 inches wide on stems over a foot tall, and blooms may last for several weeks! How to Care for a Blooming Amaryllis Plant […] Finish reading: Amaryllis, the Bulb that Blooms for many Moons!Plant Profile
The history of poinsettias is a really cool story. In 1825, Joel Robert Poinsett, first U.S. ambassador to Mexico spotted what came to be known as the poinsettia. Poinsett had a passion for gardening and sent the plant to friends in the U.S. who immediately began to grow it. (Incidentally, Poinsett founded what we know today […] Finish reading: Poinsettias: A History