Entries Tagged as 'Poinsettias'

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Caring for Poinsettias

Poinsettia by kadavoor This is the time of year that many homes are enjoying the Poinsettia plant, euphorbia pulcherrima, that they either bought for themselves to decorate their homes for the holidays or received as holiday gifts. And though we are enjoying the beauty of the red leaves that look like flowers, many of us […]

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Creative and Inexpensive Garden Gifts for Hannukah, Christmas, and Kwanza

December is the holiday month with Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza and numerous other festive gift giving days. In my family, December is also the birthday month for four members. In these hard economic times, TheGardenLady likes to come up with creative but inexpensive gift ideas so as not to break the bank. You can give IOUs […]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Getting Poinsettias to Turn Red

TheGardenLady received this question from John: I have a Poinsettia that I kept outside in a 12″pot from last Christmas. The plant has gotten pretty big and nice green color with no pruning. What can I do to this Pointsettia to get it to turn red?  Or am I too late? You may be just […]

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Holiday Poinsettias

Read this excellent article by Michelle Gervais on Poinsettias.   According to it, Poinsettias are NOT poisonous to humans and rats. It doesn’t say anything about cats and dogs. It discusses how to choose the best plant, the care of the plant and it gives sites for more information on the plant.