Category Archives: Seasonal Tips

Poinsettia Care Tips

To choose the perfect poinsettia: Pick a plant with small, tightly clustered buds in the center. Look for crisp, bright, undamaged foliage. Avoid plants displayed in drafty or crowded areas. To keep the poinsettia blooming: When surface soil is dry to the touch, water thoroughly. Discard excess water in the saucer. To prolong color, keep…
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A Gardener’s Christmas List

Modified from Shirley Lindsey
, Adams County Master Gardener Many gardeners use the cold winter months to dream and plan about our gardens next summer. If you have a gardener on your Christmas list, ask for hints on ideas of gardening gifts they would like. Check out the list below for some great inspiration: Tools:…
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History of the Poinsettia

Poinsettias were known at least as far back as Aztec times, when in the 14th to 16th centuries they used them for practical purposes. The sap was used for controlling fevers and the bright red, flower-like bracts for dye. Franciscan priests began using the “flowers” ornamentally in the 17th century as part of their nativity…
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