Did you know that poinsettias come in more than just one color? In fact, there are about 30 varieties beside the red, white and pink Euphorbia Pulcherrima that has become one of the world’s most popular Christmas floral displays.
You can learn a lot more about poinsettias from the ground up – literally – November 22 and 23 at Weidners Gardens in Encinitas. That’s when the six-acre, 41-year-old nursery will hold its annual Poinsettia Greenhouse Tours, and you’re invited.
“The tour is a behind-the-scenes look at how poinsettias are grown, from start to finish,” said Kalim Owens, general manager at Weidners, which ships about 30,000 poinsettias to retail and wholesale locations during the holiday season.
“We’ll take everyone inside the greenhouse to see how we mix our soil and grow our plants. We’ll also give some history about the poinsettia and how it came to be a Christmas favorite. The tour is one of our most popular events of the year and it’s free of charge as always.”
Weidners poinsettias are on display during this time of year at popular destinations including LEGOLAND and The Westgate Hotel. They’re on sale not only at Weidners but also at nurseries and garden centers in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties. After the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to buy a few for your own holiday display, visit the gift shop and get some free gardening advice.
It’s all just in time for National Poinsettia Day, December 12. No reservations are needed. Just show up at any of the dates and times below to get your poinsettia pointers from the pros.
Tour Dates and Times:
Saturday, Nov. 22 – 10 a.m., 12 p.m. 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23 -12 p.m., 2 p.m.
Information and Directions:
695 Normandy Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024