Spotlight on Poinsettias

Poinsettias have become synonymous with Christmas and the holiday season.  With flowering that is triggered by shortening days and glorious bright colors, these flowers have become a household favorite at this time of year.  But did you know that this cold-weather classic is actually native to Central America?! History: Euphorbia pulcherrima were introduced to the U.S….

Choosing Your Tree

Prepping for the festive season has begun and many people are heading out to stores and tree farms to pick out a tree for the holidays.  But buying a live tree can be confusing.  So many options, how do you know which will last longest?   Will it fit?  How should you keep it fresh-looking? Never…

Holiday Centerpieces

Holiday season is upon us!  If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or have a party coming up, why not check out these beautiful centerpiece ideas? Using natural elements like branches and pine cones can bring a rustic warmth to even the most formal of table settings (plus it’s a great way to incorporate “leftovers”…

How To Winterize Your Garden

It’s official: Winter is almost here, and with the holidays fast approaching why not use the remaining days of Fall to prepare your garden for colder weather?  We’ve compiled some top tips to make sure your garden is taken care of for Winter! Cover budding plants.  To prevent any buds freezing (which can result in…

Understanding Winter Succulents

You may associate succulents with warm, dry climates, but there are some that can withstand colder temps.  It might too late to plant any this time of year (typically that should be done in Summer), but what better to do during these cold, dark months than plan for next year’s garden?! Check out this great…