Poinsettias represent 80 percent of all potted plant sales in the United States during the holiday season.

There are more than 100 varieties of poinsettias available today. They come in a

Selecting the "perfect" Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps, according to a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.


I was scrolling through Sandra Mason's Homeowner Columns and found this article on winter. Sandra is the University of Illinois Extension Horticulture educator for Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion counties.

Sandra is an excellent writer. Please check out her Homeowner's column for a wealth of gardening information.

Remember When Winter Was Fun!

What do you really know about Christmas trees and their history? The following are a few interesting Christmas tree facts.


No flower says Christmas like the beautiful poinsettia. Learn a few facts about this traditional Christmas plant.

Poinsettias are part of the Euphorbiaceae or Spurge family. Botan