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Poinsettias


November 6, 2020

Originally published in Panama City News Herald, Extension Connection November 2020 by Julie McConnell Like many people I enjoy decorating my home for the holidays and, although I’m a diehard “plant person”, poinsettias did not always ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Holiday Plants, Poinsettias

Caring for poinsettias after the holidays


January 20, 2020

Here’s an interesting fact: a poinsettia's bloom is triggered by dwindling day length. That means that if you tuck your holiday poinsettia into a flowerbed for next year, it needs to be in an dark spot. The poinsettia needs long, dark nights ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Poinsettias, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant


December 5, 2018

What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia. Most people might not know the story of the poinsettia and how ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Plants, Florida Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscaping, Poinsettias
Poinsettias

The Poinsettia


December 14, 2017

One plant that always comes to mind during the holiday season is the poinsettia. Its colorful foliage brightens up many homes, and works appropriately with Christmas decorations. Their presence during the cool months gives the impression that ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Ornamentals, Poinsettias

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