Caring for Your Poinsettias

Caring for Your Poinsettias

It’s that season and they are everywhere, red, pink, white and everything in between. No, not Santa’s elves, but poinsettias. A scraggly bush in the tropics, it has become the plant that claims Christmas. When we lived in Africa, on the equator, it bloomed...
Caring for Your Poinsettias

Pruning for Winter Snow Damage

When Mother Nature prunes she does it badly.  Her pruning shears are wind, rain, fire and snow.  And after this winter, we sure do know snow!  The damage will be extensive.HERE ARE SOME TIPS about what to look for and what to do.1. Don’t touch any plants when they are...
Caring for Your Poinsettias

Modern Myths of Flora and Fauna

February begins with Groundhog Day when famous Punxsutawney Phil comes out from his winter sleep and looks around.  If he sees his shadow, winter will be 6 weeks longer.It was sunny, so he saw his shadow.  It’s been a bitterly cold winter so far and Spring will...