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Christmas Gratitude

As Christmas gets closer and our fundraisers wind down, I just want to take a  moment and thank all of our customers that chose to run a poinsettia fundraiser.  People are often in the mood for giving, and selling poinsettias for your cause is a wonderful way to raise money this season.

In case you aren't aware, we offer poinsettias at a wholesale cost to anyone who wishes to raise money.  Sometimes it's a field trip, computers, books, sporting equipment or just some extra money to help someone in need. We have heard some very kind words this year and we appreciate all of your support!  We are continuously learning and growing.  Our growers do their very best to keep up with the newest, greatest variety each year and often we find the perfect colour that sticks around year after year.  We handle numerous varieties each Christmas to ensure you will always have a fresh poinsettia no matter when you receive your plant.  There is such a wide variety of colours, that each week you will see a new shade of red, pink or white.  We love hearing your compliments and don't hesitate to let us know which is your favourite.  Feedback helps us grow!   Now that many of you have received your poinsettia, it's time to keep them looking great until Christmas.  I personally think the most important thing is water.  They like to be kept just moist to the touch.  They don't like wet feet as this can cause root rot very quickly.  I often check my pot to make sure it's not sitting in a pool of water.  While they can withstand being slightly dried out, it's important to be consistent with watering.  Letting them dry out completely causes stress and this can lead to leaf curl and drop.  Often just a few cups (depending on the size of pot)  is enough a couple times per week.  Another important tip to remember (as I see the snow falling outside)  is that poinsettias can not withstand being in the cold.  Make sure if you are delivering a plant that it's not left outside or in an unheated vehicle for any length of time.  They freeze quickly!   

Please remember we are always here to offer advice, we love to hear your comments and we do our very best to provide you with a beautiful plant that will last all season long- and beyond!  Thank you for another wonderful season.  Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings!

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Sheila Holm
April 24, 2017
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