The weekly Garden.org newsletter for January 4, 2020.
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January 4, 2020 - Issue #442

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Articles to read
How to Care for Holiday Plants

At the holidays, I like to give and receive flowering houseplants. Weeks later, however, after the fruitcakes and candy-canes are gone, these once-gorgeous gifts often struggle to survive, much less to bloom. So here's a seasonal-care guide that will keep those gift plants looking their best year-round.

Caring for the Christmas Cactus

Persuading your Christmas Cactus to pump out the lush and delicately colored flowers that originally tempted you to bring them home takes a little special attention. However, with just a modicum of care, they will reward you with an abundance of color that few winter bloomers can match.

Welcoming Bluebirds in Winter

Even in cold climates about a third of the bluebirds don't migrate to warmer climes in winter. These birds will visit feeders with the right enticement and you will both benefit.

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Lovely new photos from this week
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Banana Python')
by josieskid:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'J.T. Davis')
by edmsaba1:

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Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes Mix')
by AudreyDee:

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Chrysanthemum 'Jasoda Yellow'
by dirtdorphins:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Copatonic')
by Serjio:

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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cat's Eye')
by William:

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Rose (Rosa 'Polarstern')
by manueldalmeida:

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Arenaceous Crown Cactus (Rebutia arenacea)
by tarev:

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Rose (Rosa 'Heritage')
by manueldalmeida:

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Blue Daisy (Felicia amelloides)
by csandt:

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