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Christmas flower power

Amaryllis can be purchased as potted plants already growing or as bare bulbs to be potted up at home and presented as  ready-to-grow gifts. [...]

December 1, 2019 Sudbury Living Magazine Holiday, Home & Garden 1

Poinsettia remains most popular Yuletide plant

Very few Canadians pronounce poinsettia (poin-set-ee-uh) the correct way. Generally, we call the beautiful plant “point-set-ah. It doesn’t really matter. They are the most popular Yuletide plants sold in Canada and it would not be Christmas without them. About 70 million are sold each year in North America. Their botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima, means “very [...]

November 1, 2011 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Amaryllises can bloom again

“Potted amaryllises excel as small-but-stellar holiday gifts,” says Sally Ferguson of the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre in Danby, Vermont. “These easy-to-grow winter-bloomers produce surprisingly exotic flowers, yet are still unknown to many people, even many flower sophisticates and gardeners. The bulb is huge, the flowers are huge. They grow and bloom for weeks on [...]

November 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Holiday 0