Odds are you have a poinsettia in your home for the holidays. In the United States, poinsettias are grown in greenhouses and programmed to bloom in time for Christmas. To keep your plant healthy for as long as possible, try to emulate the greenhouse conditions in your own home: bright light and balmy 70 degrees. Keep the soil moist but don’t let the roots sit in water. Make sure the pot has drainage holes. If it is in that decorative foil, either remove the foil or cut the bottom out of the foil so excess water drains out.
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Join me on Saturday, October 1, 10:30 to 11:30 am, as I talk about culinary herbs–how to grow and use them the kitchen. This will be at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. Register with them here. If you are interested in having me speak to your organization, please contact me. I enjoy talking about culinary herbs and edible flowers and we continue the conversation in the Facebook group Culinary Herbs and Spices.
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