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Christmas Poinsettias II / Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbia pulcherrima¬†POLLY’S PINK (Paul Ecke Ranch) – The pointed or sharply tapered bracts of this cultivar are a bright fuchsia pink. These are nicely contrasted by deep green foliage and intermediate bracts that are often a greenish-pink tint. Poinsettias are … Continue reading

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Christmas Poinsettias / Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbia pulcherrima¬†SPARKLING PUNCH (Paul Ecke Ranch) – A pink version of ‘Ice Punch’ with soft pink bracts accented with central white streaking, with the variegation becoming more intense with age. It has medium to high vigor and was voted best … Continue reading

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Christmas Wreath Decoration Options

‘All Around’ – This large prefabricated wreath has mixed greens of Red Cedar (Thuja plicata), White Pine and Pacific Silver Fir (Abies amabilis) – in fact, all of the wreaths displayed here are ready to deocrate, so I’m just going … Continue reading

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Easy 4-Step Christmas Planters

I have used 14″ black plastic containers for all of these Christmas combinations in order to focus on the plant material. Always try to start with the tallest plant, which in this case is a Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Ellwood’s Gold’. I … Continue reading

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Christmas Centerpieces

‘All Greens’ – There is nothing in this arrangement but live seasonal greens that can be found in most people’s gardens. It starts with a plastic centerpiece holder (available at craft stores) and a cut block of Oasis or flower … Continue reading

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Christmas Cactus / Schlumbergera

Schlumbergera ‘Red’ (syn. Zygocactus) – Christmas Cactus are usually sold in garden centres by colour rather than cultivar, and there are actually two species (or hybrids) involved – Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata / yellow pollen) and Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x … Continue reading

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A Poinsettia Sampler

Euphorbia pulcherrima ‘Ruby Frost’ (Syngenta) – A newer poinsettia introduction with uniquely toothed bracts (or flower petals) of white with contrasting ruby red veins, margins and highlights – giving an overall pink appearance. When choosing a poinsettia, pick one that … Continue reading

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