What Happens To Your Pet If It Eats Your Poinsettia?

The educational campaign to debunk the old myth of poinsettias being poisonous has been quite successful. Most people have gotten the message that poinsettias won’t kill humans if consumed. Poinsettias were considered poisonous as recently as 1970, when the Food and Drug Administration issued a press release saying one poinsettia leaf could kill a child.…
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The Adventures Of My Homegrown Poinsettia

I’ve never been accused of being a wild and crazy guy, but where plants are concerned I throw caution to the wind. Much literature says it’s too difficult to coax poinsettias to rebloom, so I set out a year ago to prove the naysayers wrong. After Christmas last year, I kept our poinsettia growing in…
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Keep Plants Safe During Winter Transport

On a thirty-below-zero day last winter I recall buying a plant at a local home improvement store. After I paid for my purchase, the nice checkout person asked me “Would you like me to put that in a bag or something?” “Yes,” I replied, “That would be nice.” Especially since the plant would probably die…
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