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Heather's Helpful Hint

Poinsettias are a Holiday Must-Have
December 02, 2010

No blooming plant represents the holiday season more than a poinsettia. Native to Mexico and given as a gift to Joel Robert Poinsett, the first United States Ambassador to Mexico, these beautiful indoor plants bloom from fall well into January and beyond. Combine them with a decorative pot and some ferns or ivy to create the ideal seasonal decoration for any home or office.

Most often we think of poinsettias in typical colors of red or white, but at Waterloo Gardens we carry many more varieties. There are solid shades of burgundy, red, pink, salmon, white, and plum along with variegated splashes of color. We even carry a few painted poinsettias in surprising colors of blue, purple, yellow, and orange.

When purchasing your poinsettia look for a sturdy stem that will not break easily. The actual bloom is located in the middle of the colorful bracts and these should be relatively tight to ensure the longest bloom. Make sure that there are no signs of dryness in the leaves or bracts.

Get your plants home as soon as possible after your purchase to avoid cold damage. Never leave them in a cold vehicle for any length of time.

Place your poinsettia in a bright area of your home. They grow best in temperatures averaging 70 degrees. Do not place them near either areas of warm or cool drafts, and check them daily for watering needs. Poinsettias should remain evenly moist but not soggy.

Stop in today to purchase these holiday favorites!

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.