There are certain times of year I like to tell people to come see the greenhouses: mid-April and mid-November. Mid-April is usually pretty obvious because it’s the time of year when the greenhouses are at max capacity and everything is blooming. Mid-November is not a time of year most people would think to be a great time to see the greenhouses, but it’s right when the poinsettias are coming into full color and we haven’t started shipping any out. The greenhouses are a sea of reds, pinks, white, and even multi-colored poinsettias. We’ll have our annual Poinsettia Festival on November 28th from 10am-4pm, which is also a great time to come and see the color. However, if you want to catch a glimpse of them before the crowds, I recommend coming the week of November 16th, even if it’s just to look and take pictures. This year’s Poinsettia Festival will be like years past, with multiple vendors, music, food and beverages. For more information, visit our website here and click on the “Events” tab.
Just a reminder for those of you who may have a poinsettia that you’ve kept alive from past years, you’ll want to make sure it is getting 12 hours of darkness without any light interruption in order for it to come into color. You can’t have poinsettias in a room that you turn the lights on and off after sunset. I recommend putting them in a separate room that doesn’t get used or where you can leave the lights off at night. They like lots of sunlight during the day, and then once the sun goes down, no light until sunrise to ensure they come into full color.
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