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Guest Post: Caring for Poinsettias

Guest Post: Caring for Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a favorite around the holidays. While they are available in a variety of colors, they are most popular in their red variety. Their bright and cheery appearance can dress up any home for the holiday season as a festive centerpiece or addition to Christmas decor.  However, once the Christmas season has passed, it can be a challenge to get you poinsettia to rebloom. That is why FTD has put together a guide to the basics of poinsettia care and tips and tricks on how to get yours to bloom once the holiday season has passed. Enjoy! 

Poinsettias: A Christmas Horticulture Lesson

Poinsettias: A Christmas Horticulture Lesson

December is a strange time to be thinking of flowers, but poinsettias in shades of red, pink, and white (and now almost any color you can think of) are ubiquitous at this time of year. This tradition linking poinsettias to Christmas dates back to a legend from 16th century Mexico. It is said that a little girl was too poor to bring a Christmas gift for Jesus' birthday. Instead she picked a bouquet of weeds and brought them to the church altar, and they turned into beautiful red poinsettias.

Top 8 Types of Christmas Trees

Top 8 Types of Christmas Trees

Are you looking to get a real tree for the first time and wondering which is best? Are you a veteran live tree buyer curious about whether you're picking the best kind for you? Take a look at our list of eight of the top-selling Christmas tree species to learn more about how different all these gorgeous green options really are.

Pumpkins: Fun Facts about Fall's Jolly Mascot

Pumpkins: Fun Facts about Fall's Jolly Mascot

It's no secret that pumpkin spice everything has taken over the world at this time of year. Whether you're gleefully sipping a pumpkin spice latte while reading this or you're one of the folks saying "bah humbug!" about the whole trend, I hope you'll enjoy learning a few facts about these orange bundles of joy.