The weekly Garden.org newsletter for December 21, 2019.
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December 21, 2019 - Issue #440

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Articles to read
All About Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a strange plant, different from almost anything we purposely grow. It has a highly unusual beauty, with colorful bracts being the main focal point, brought on by a curious ritual of alternating light and darkness. It is poisonous and, other than its ornamental nature, isn't particularly useful, but it does bring a beauty and color at a time of year when little else is growing, and that makes it the most popular December garden purchase in the country.

Miniature Roses For the Holidays

They're widely available, they're inexpensive, and they're perfect for indoor holiday decorations. This article describes the kinds of miniature roses you can buy and suggests ways to use them. It also describes how to grow them indoors or in your garden.

Get your 2020 National Gardening Calendar, great for gifts!
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Our NGA wall calendar makes a great gift for gardeners! The cost is only $10 each and the shipping is free in the US. If you order 5 calendars, you will get a 6th one added to your order for free. These calendars feature winning photos from last year's photo contest. Click here to order.
Lovely new photos from this week
Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)
by sunkissed:

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Rose (Rosa 'Ambridge Rose')
by AnnKNCalif:

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Bukiniczia cabulica
by dirtdorphins:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cliffjumper')
by IndianCreekDaylilies:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Blushing Moment')
by ARUBA1334:

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Beehive Ginger (Zingiber spectabile)
by AnnKNCalif:

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Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum Maudiae)
by nmumpton:

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San Pedro Cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi)
by Baja_Costero:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Catch My Breath')
by Serjio:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Charcoal Drawing')
by IndianCreekDaylilies:

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The Garden.org 2020 Planner and Organizer is now available!

Back for the third year is our 2020 download-and-print planner, which is fully customizable and will suit you no matter what kind of planner-person you are. This year, we have added additional pages and ideas specifically for gardeners to help keep your gardens just as organized as you are.

Click here to learn more about this printable planner, and to order
Active discussions from our forums
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Please Post Your Purple, Lavender, Lilac Peonies!Peonies forum16
Previous swaps bloomsDND's All Seeds Swap #714
Polston 2020 Intros ... are up for grabs...Daylilies forum14
The numbers from last week:
637 members joined.
3,575 posts written in our forums.
690 photos posted to the plant database.
404 plants added to personal inventory lists.
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