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30 10, 2020

Obscure Poinsettia Trivia

By |2021-06-12T08:58:34-07:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Christmas|0 Comments

Obscure Poinsettia Trivia 1. Poinsettias were introduced to America in 1825 by Ambassador Poinsett, the US ambassador to Mexico. What was ambassador Poinsett’s first name? Where was he born? 2. In the early 1900’s Paul Ecke produced America’s first crop of poinsettias for retail sale. Name the first cultivars used in commercial production. 3. Most poinsettias [...]

18 12, 2019

Temporary Staging

By |2019-05-23T11:54:45-07:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

You remembered to bring the replacement plant for the reception area. It's a perfect plant and will look wonderful in the decorative container. You got it all cleaned up back at the shop, wrapped it up so it wouldn't get cold damage and loaded it gently in your van. Arriving at the account you carefully get [...]

16 12, 2019

A Holiday To Do List

By |2019-05-23T10:52:53-07:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

Interior: Have extra vinyl saucers, pot covers and sleeves in your vehicle for new plants (poinsettias and other holiday colors) that have been installed and were overlooked. Brrr! Fill water machines from indoor faucets only. Lukewarm water is best for the tropical plants, and for the water machines too. Sleeve all plants before leaving the warehouse/greenhouse [...]

4 12, 2019

Tips on Selecting “Quality” Poinsettias

By |2019-05-23T09:58:35-07:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

Indeed the bright cheery image of poinsettias has become an integral part of the holiday season for most Americans. Native to Mexico, Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly called poinsettia, is a succulent and needs plenty of strong light to flourish. In production, 6000 foot-candles are needed to grow a strong plant. To help you select a quality poinsettia, [...]

27 11, 2019

The Holidays Are Coming

By |2019-05-23T09:35:22-07:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

No sooner is summer over, than we need to begin to think of the holidays. In our world of interiorscaping that's just how it goes. Our busy times begin before Thanksgiving and don't let up until after the last poinsettias are replaced and the decorations put away. We don't have time for a break until usually [...]

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