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November 21st, 2012

The holiday's are here and that means decorating with Poinsettias! There are lots of new varieties and colors of this Christmas flower on the market. What's in style?

Also you've heard it said many times that in life, it's all about the details. Christmas decorations are no exception.

Chris Olsen from Botanica Gardens is here to explain.

Poinsettia Mania

So what's new in the poinsettia world? There are lots of new varieties and colors of this Christmas flower on the market today. What's in style? This year I went ahead and mixed three colors instead of staying true to just one. Love the look!!! I did a more old-fashion look by mixing pink, red and white poinsettias in clusters of three. I removed the plastic sleeves from each pot and simply dropped each plant into their very own clay pot. Remember to put a plastic saucer in the bottom of each clay pot and to also (for double protection) place the clay pots in a clay saucer as well.

The care of poinsettias is rather simple. Keep moist but not wet, provide plenty of light, and keep away from heat vents. Poinsettias thrive more on neglect then love....:)

Christmas Details

You have heard it said many times in life that it is all about the details. Christmas decorations are no exception. Collect and display over time little special Christmas items like a small Santa lamp. A Christmas lamp stacked on some Christmas books looks so inviting. Then fill a bowl with antique ornaments and don't forget to scatter some around the bowl on the table. May be fill a vase or two with an assortment of Christmas ornaments and tuck in the display a poinsettia in a nice white pot. If you jhemajang all these items or alike items, you will have a small Christmas display that speaks volumes.

November 14th, 2012 - Mom's Outdoor Oasis revealed - watch the segment

November 7th, 2012 - Planting bulbs - watch now

October 24th, 2012 - Winterizing your lawn - watch now

October 17th, 2012 - LIVE footage from the Olsen Home - watch now

October 10th, 2012 - Hardy Evergreens and Winter Containers - watch now

October 3rd, 2012 - The Perfect Pumpkin and Miniature Gardens - watch now

September 26th, 2012 - Pumpkin Terrariums and Haunting Potion Bottles - watch now

September 19th, 2012 - Spooky Pumpkins with Chris Olsen - watch now

September 12th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now

September 5th, 2012 - Indoor Topiaries and Fall Wreaths - watch now

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now

August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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