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Tips on how to care for your holiday plants By Jay Windsor U of D Extension Agent Many of us receive holiday plants but sometimes forget to take care of them properly. The following tips on caring for your poinsettias will help your blooms stay healthy, and with a little ef- fort, will help them to stay around for next Christmas. The new Varieties of poinsettia on the market today will provide you With a colorful pot plant for several months, with a little care. One of the first things you should do to your poinsettia after you receive it is to remove or punch holes in the bottom of the foil on the pot. Poinsettias Will not tolerate wet feet. Place the pot in a plate or shal- low saucer to catch the water. When you water, add enough to saturate the soil. If the saucer still contains water after three or four hours, remove the plant and dump the excess. Allow the soil to go fairly dry between waterings. Watch the plant itself- when the leaves begin to droop a little, then water thoroughly. Feed your poin- settia once a week with a liquid or dissolvable fertilizer. Follow the label directions for the amounts of fertilizer you should use. Keep your poinsettia in a bright sunny window as much as possi- ble. Poinsettias need as much light as you can give them. If you are having company and want to use it somewhere else, this is no prob- lem, just return it to its window lo- cation within a couple of days. Want to save your poinsettia for next Christmas? It can be done; it just requires some time and effort on your part. Keep your poinsettia indoors until the first of May, until the danger of frost is over. Cut your plant back before moving it outside to 4- to 6-inches long. Don't worry if this doesn't leave any leaves; new ones will soon appear. Plant the poinsettia outside in the yard, leaving it in the pot. Choose a location, if possible, where the plant receives full sun all morning. Don't forget to feed and water after planting out. Around Sept. 1, cut your poin- settia back again. Leave branches 4- to 6-inches long. Remove the plant from the ground and shift it to a slightly larger pot. For exam- ple, shift a 6-inch pot up to a 7 or 7 and-a-half-inch pot. After repotting, the plant can still be left outdoors until about the first of October, unless you hear a forecast of frost. Beginning the first week of October, it is necessary to start a period of 12-13 hours total dark- ness for the plant. This treatment must continue through the month of October. This dark period is critical - without it, your plant won't bloom for Christmas. The requirement is 12-13 hours of darkness at night, and full sun if possible dur- ing the day. In our area, we receive 12 hours of nat- ural darkness during Octo- ber. Put your poinsettia in the sunny window of a WINDSOR room that will not receive any artificial light at night. It will set the flower buds naturally. If you are unable tO pro- vide a permanent place for this scenario to occur, you must move your plant each day. Place the plant in a closet or unused room at 5 p.m. each day. Be sure not to turn the light on in that room at night; even for a short period of time. The other requirement is that the temperature in these rooms must be 60 to 65 F. Each morning at 7 or 8 a.m., move your poinset- tia back to a sunny window. Do this each and every day until the first of November, then just leave the plant in its sunny lo.cation. Continue to feed and water the same way you did the previous winter. If you follow this schedule faithfully, you will be rewarded with a beautiful Christmas poin- settia you grew yourself. There are many beautiful blooming plants available for the holidays. BOZIE'S PRODUCE WE'RE STILL OPEN WITH BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS AND GORGEOUS TREES & WREATHS[ r. 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VALLEJO 1994 ................ 6.99 I LOS VASCOS 1995 ................. 7.49 LOS VASCOS RESERVE 1994 ........ 9.99 i CEDAR BROOK 1994 ............... 7.99 HAYWOOD 1994 ................... 7.98 LINDEMANS 1993 .................. 7.98 BOGLE 1994 ...................... 8.49 I MERIDAN 1993 .................... 9.79 NAPA RIDGE ..................... 8.49 ROBERT MONDAVI COASTAL 1994 ... 9.98 CLOS DU BDIS 1994 .............. 13.49 KENDALL JACKSON 1993 .......... 13.98 RUTHERFORD HILL 1993 .......... 13.98 BENZIGER1984 .................. 14.98 SMITH & HOOK 1994 .............. 14.98 BV RUTHERFORD 1994 ............ 14.98 PENFOLDS BIN 389 1994 .......... 18.98 HEITZ CELLARS 1981 ............. 19.98 SlLVERADO 1994 ................. 21.98 KENWOOD J. 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JEAN 1994 .......... 17.98 FROGS LEAP 1995 ................ 23.98 ITALIAN/CHIANTI STRACCAU (1.5L) ............ : .... 9.98 PICCINI (1.SL) 1994 ............... ..7.99 CHECQ CLASSICO 1995 ........... 10.98 BROLIO CLASSlCO 1994 ........... 11.98 BROLIO RESERVA 1993 ........... 14.98 RUFRNO RES, DUCALE 1993 ....... 16.98 NANDO BAROLO 1981 ............ 22.98 VILLA BELLINI AMARONE 1981 ..... 25.98 CHARDONNAY M.G. 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