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Norfolk pine is a charming Christmas tree

Uh oh. You need a last-minute gift or a tiny tree to brighten a corner of your holiday home. Here comes a Norfolk pine to the rescue. Whew. That was close. Looking like miniature Christmas trees, Norfolk pines pop up at garden centers and…

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Tips for using garden evergreens for holiday décor

Using evergreen cuttings to decorate the home offers an easy way to incorporate different textures, shapes, and aromas. Evergreens add a touch of simplicity, elegance, and nostalgia to holiday décor. They can be used easily on doors and entryways, as…

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Christmas cacti make lovely gifts and décor

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus are popping up everywhere. They’re lovely living gifts that enliven holiday décor and add beauty year-round. If you like floral irony, this is your plant. Even though they are fleshy succulents, they originated not in arid regions but in the…

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Q&A: How do I care for a cyclamen plant I received as a gift?

Q: I received a cyclamen plant at a holiday party. Can you please tell me how to take care of it? A: Cyclamen (Cylamen persicum) are popular houseplants for the winter holiday season. These plants originate from the Mediterranean region….

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