We associate two particular plants with the Christmas season: poinsettias and Christmas cactus. Now that you’ve “undecked” the halls and put the ornaments away, it may be tempting to ignore these plants you may have thought of as temporary decorations.
But with the proper care, you can not only extend the life and blooms of these plants, you can even get to enjoy them again next winter.* Here’s how:
What Makes Our Poinsettias Special?
Giordano’s Gift and Garden sells “Ecke” poinsettias. These are specially hybridized by our growers to be adaptable to winter home environments.
In other words, most homes have low light in the wintertime, and also low humidity. Our poinsettias are adaptable to low light, and tolerant of low humidity. On the other hand, most “supermarket” poinsettias have been grown in greenhouses that have high humidity, and tend to suffer when you get them home.
How to Care for Your Farm-Grown
When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your tree. Below are a number of tips on caring for your tree.
Giordano Christmas Tree Truths (part I)
When Should I Shop for a Tree?
The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally when most Christmas tree shopping begins. And you should shop for a Christmas tree as early as possible as it will pay off with less competition for higher quality Christmas tree selections and a fresher holiday tree. This is because most trees are already harvested by mid-November, and it is good to buy them early and get them into water as soon as possible.