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The Poinsettia Collection 2015

Today’s poinsettias break the mold of the typical red or ivory holiday plant. Nowadays, this holiday classic is popping up in all sorts of nontraditional colors – in shades of pink, peach, yellow, and even chartreuse. Many even have large, double, or uniquely shaped blooms and come in all shapes and sizes. Poinsettias are perfect for holiday decorating and make an easy and elegant gift. Check out some of our newest poinsettias in a wide range of colors and styles, including the traditional red, white, and pink, as well as, a few unique varieties like Autumn Leaves and Red Rose.

MARBLE
An eye-catching salmon-pink trimmed in cream. This magical color combination will undoubtedly make a statement.
AUTUMN LEAVES
If you love unique, you'll love the newest variety on the scene! This warm poinsettia is a stunning peachy yellow mixed with a pale pink perfect for the holiday table.
CAROUSEL DARK RED
A truly unique variety with curled, dark red bracts and deep green foliage -- sure to make a statement!
WINTER ROSE
Known for its large, rose-like blooms, this beauty has leaves and bracts that resembles a large open rose.
LOVE U PINK
Featuring eye-catching fuchsia that is unlike any poinsettia you’ve ever seen! The hot pink blooms burst against the deep green foliage and yellow and green bracts.
TRADITIONAL RED
You can't go wrong with this showy holiday favorite. Nothing conveys the joy and spirit of the season like this Christmas classic.
FANTASY KUUMBA
Features brilliant yellow-apricot blooms with a touch of glitter. Perfect for those who want to add a little glamour to their holiday decor!
SHIMMER SURPRISE
A vivid, red variety with specs of creamy white scattered throughout. Dazzle your guests with this mosaic of color.
RUBY FROST
Ivory and ruby-rose flowers that are both elegant and unique.
FANTASY GOLD
Sprinkled with festive glitter, this sparkling red poinsettia will have everyone dreaming of a gold Christmas.
PICASSO
Speckled with tiny dots of red and white resembling tiny brushstrokes on the leaves. If you’re looking for something outside the box this season, then Picasso is the one for you.
RED & WHITE
A classic combination of red and white blooms, this poinsettia is certain to capture the joyful spirit of the holidays.

Poinsettias are easy to keep beautiful and blooming throughout the holidays and beyond as long as you follow a few simple tips:

  • Avoid exposing the poinsettia to freezing conditions. Do not leave it in the car while you finish shopping. Take it home and place it inside the house as soon as possible after purchasing it.
  • Place your poinsettia in a spot with bright natural light, but do not expose it to direct sunlight.
  • Do not place your poinsettia in an area where it will be exposed to drafts, heat from appliances, radiators, or ventilation ducts.
  • The color of your poinsettia will last longer with temperatures around 65 degrees F during the day and 60-65 degrees F at night.
  • The soil should be kept moderately moist; check every few days and water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Before watering, remove the pot covers or foil wrapping; water to saturate the soil, and then allow the pot to drain. Do not let the plant sit in standing water.

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Plant of the Week: Autumn Leaves Poinsettias

We're falling for Autumn Leaves Poinsettias! It's easy to see why poinsettias are a holiday tradition that keeps on growing. The traditional red poinsettia has grown into a huge array of colors and varieties. If you love unique poinsettias, you'll love this year's newest variety on the scene... Autumn Leaves! This warm poinsettia is a stunning peachy yellow mixed with a pale pink perfect for the holiday table. Autumn Leaves will make a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving tablescapes and will transition beautifully into your Christmas decor. Warm up your holidays with this new poinsettia full of vibrant autumn hues.

Care Tips
Poinsettias are easy to keep beautiful and blooming throughout the holidays and beyond as long as you follow a few simple tips:

  • Avoid exposing the poinsettia to freezing conditions. Do not leave it in the car while you finish shopping. Take it home and place it inside the house as soon as possible after purchasing it.
  • Place your poinsettia in a spot with bright natural light, but do not expose it to direct sunlight.
  • Do not place your poinsettia in an area where it will be exposed to drafts, heat from appliances, radiators, or ventilation ducts.
  • The color of your poinsettia will last longer with temperatures around 65 degrees during the day and 60-65 degrees at night.
  • The soil should be kept moderately moist; check every few days and water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Before watering, remove the pot covers or foil wrapping; water to saturate the soil, and then allow the pot to drain. Do not let the plant sit in standing water.

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Rosemary Topiaries

Fresh, Fragrant & Festive

10 Ways to Use Rosemary

Rosemary is a must-have for every home and garden! This perennial herb boasts lovely fragrant, needle-like leaves of silvery green and is native to the Mediterranean region and is a member of the mint family. This hardy evergreen is easy to grow and is not just beautiful, it's very useful as well. Among its many uses, it's prized in the culinary world for its flavorful leaves. It also has a lovely fragrance and pretty, petite blue flowers in spring. While there are too many creative ways to use rosemary to list here, we've picked some of our favorites to share with you.

  1. Holiday Decorating - Placed in an entryway, their fresh, crisp fragrance welcomes guests and beckons them inside. Arrange around the buffet, on side servers, or as table centerpieces. With their festive wraps, these tabletop trees and cones add splashes of color and shimmering accents throughout the holiday season. Or, simply place them in a decorative container and add a bow. And don’t forget to tuck a handful of fresh sprigs beneath the ribbon just before delivering packages!
  2. Cooking - Use fresh or dried rosemary leaves to give a slightly spicy and woodsy flavor to dishes. Rosemary is particularly tasty with poultry, meats, fish, potatoes, soups and stews and vegetables.
  3. Landscape - Rosemary is a great landscape shrub! Not only is it a beauty, it's drought tolerant, deer resistant and super low maintenance. Upright varieties will add evergreen structure to the garden, and groundcover type varieties are great for trouble spots like slopes.
  4. Beverages - Add fresh rosemary to water, hot tea, lemonade, or cocktails.
  5. Fragrance - Rosemary is known for for its wonderful aroma. Add it to a simmer pot to make your home smell fresh and fragrant.
  6. BBQ Skewers - Remove the leaves and use the woody stems as a skewer to infuse flavor into whatever it is you are grilling. And, don't throw away the leaves - sprinkle those on top for added flavor.
  7. Basting Brush - We love this idea! Infuse a little extra flavor into meat by creating a basting brush using rosemary sprigs. Cut 6 - 8 stems of woody branches of rosemary at least 10 inches long. Remove a third of the leaves at the bottom of the branch. Tie them with cooking twine and use them to brush on marinades.
  8. Infused Olive Oil - Snip 4 or 5 stems of rosemary and simmer with a cup of olive oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Let the rosemary and oil cool, and then pour the olive oil and rosemary into a bottle. Seal the bottle and enjoy the beautiful and flavorful mixture yourself or give it as a gift.
  9. Container Gardens - Trailing varieties look great spilling over the edges of containers and upright varieties add height. Plant them alone or mix them with other herbs for your own little herb garden.
  10. Health & Well Being - Did you know rosemary is a memory booster? Yep, it’s been shown to enhance concentration and memory by stimulating the human nervous system. Add it to your food, bathwater or your aromatherapy routine.

Care Tips for Rosemary Indoors: To care for rosemary inside your home, the most important requirement during the winter months is sunlight. Place in a bright sunny window, and turn the plant so that it gets sun on both sides. The soil in the pot needs to be well drained. Water it from the top every other day. Water may remain in the saucer to provide humidity for the plant, but do not let the water touch the bottom of the plant. Adjust the watering schedule if necessary to be sure the soil never dries out.

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