Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

December, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

Paul Ecke Poinsettias
Paul Ecke Ranch in Encintas, California, has been growing poinsettias and developing new cultivars since 1923. Paul Ecke Poinsettias contains a variety of information on the history and care of poinsettias. Check the Decorating page, with sophisticated but easy-to-do ideas for poinsettia centerpieces for the holidays. This page also contains an email reminder notice to sign up for timely tips to keep poinsettia plants healthy.

Clever Gardening Technique

Stop Poinsettia Sap
As soon as you cut a stem from a poinsettia (or other euphorbia plants), milky sap oozes from the cut. Immediately dip the end into simmering water or a candle flame to seal the cut.


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