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Christmas Cactus Care

Easy growing tips for this seasonal favorite. The Christmas cactus is a long lived plant with flat, segmented stems. Most of the year its appearance is fairly unassuming. Some potted green in the corner of the living room or parked under ...

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Poinsettia Care through Winter (and Beyond)

This iconic holiday plant has tropical roots. Get tips on keeping your poinsettia looking its best all year. Perhaps no flower represents the winter holidays like the poinsettia. However, these festive plants, which range from the traditional ...

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Cyclamen: Holiday & Cool Season Favorite

  Cyclamen plants add a splash of color to shady spot, a container garden. The red and white blooms are ideal as holiday garden centerpieces or given as a gift to someone special. Want other colors besides the holiday classic combination? ...

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Holiday Houseplants

Decorate your home for the holidays with these colorful houseplant options. Poinsettia Loved for their big, bright, red blooms, these classic holiday plants are actually tropical plants, making poinsettias the perfect houseplant candidate ...

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What is a Poinsettia?

Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are one of the most popular winter and Christmastime plants. They can be found this time of year in retail outlets and florists and now even in grocery stores. The gorgeous display of bright red against dark green ...

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A Holly for Every Need

  There are innumerable varieties of holly. The following breakdown from the Southern Living Gardening magazine gives a good breakdown of the varieties you are likely to find in the South (edited to reflect the varieties most suited to South ...

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Amaryllis: A Beauty Bulb

Amaryllis bulbs are easy to grow and produce blooms to captivate you.  They can be grown indoors or out, and over an extended period of time.  Wondering where they are native? Amaryllis originated in South America's tropical regions ...

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Unexpectedly Pretty, Useful Plants

Some useful plants have surprisingly pretty blooms. Flowering Tobacco Flowering tobacco is a great choice for gardeners who like plants that are both unusual and beautiful. While some varieties grow to 8', others can thrive in containers. The ...

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Attract Birds with Plants

  Plants Latin Name Benefits Trees Apple Malus spp. Fruit, insects; nesting cavities Ash Fraxinus spp. Seeds, insects; cover Birch Betula spp. Seeds, insects; cover Bottlebrush Callistemon ...

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