‘Tis The Season For Poinsettia Trials

There’s still time to check out poinsettia trials in Ohio and North Carolina.

OFA has partnered with The Ohio State University to host poinsettia trials at four growing locations in four parts of the state:

Today from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Berns Greenhouse in Middletown

Monday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Bostdorff Greenhouse Acres in Bowling Green

Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Dill’s Greenhouse in Groveport

Friday, Dec. 14 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Barco and Sons, Inc. in Medina

No reservations are needed. For more information, contact OFA’s Technical Education Manager Steve Carver at 614-487-1117 or scarver@ofa.org

Tomorrow, North Carolina State University will host its poinsettia open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the horticulture field lab next to the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. On Sunday, the trials will be held at the Ruby C. McSwain Center and the normal greenhouse location.

The event is free and no registration is required. Growers are welcome to visit either day and Sunday will be open to the public. This year’s trials feature more than 100 new and experimental cultivars, which are listed at www.floricultureinfo.com.

For a retail trial using the same cultivars, be sure to check out Homewood Nursery & Garden Center’s Poinsettia Open House in Raleigh tomorrow.

Just this past Sunday, Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse in King, N.C., held a poinsettia open house displaying 57 varieties.

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