Nov 2, 2011
UPDATED — Check Out These Poinsettia EventsSource: GPN

As the 2011 holiday season gets under way, many growers, retailers and universities will be opening their doors to show off this year’s poinsettia crops in a trials format for industry professionals or as an open house for general public. He is a listing of the poinsettia events that we have been made aware of.As the 2011 holiday season gets under way, many growers, retailers and universities will be opening their doors to show off this year’s poinsettia crops in a trials format for industry professionals or as an open house for general public.

Listed below are some of the poinsettia events that we have been made aware of. We will continue to update this list as we receive new information.

If you are sponsoring a poinsettia event this season and would like to be included on this list, please e-mail your details to GPN’s editorial Director Tim Hodson at thodson@sgcmail.com.

The February and March issues of GPN will also feature coverage on the latest poinsettia variety trials and consumer picks from the 2011 North American Poinsettia Trials.

Nov. 11 and 12 – 2011 Poinsettia Tours, Creach Greenhouse, Spokane Valley, WA Go to www.creachgreenhouses.comfor additional information or call 509.926.9397.

Nov. 18 and 19 – 2011 Poinsettia Tours, Creach Greenhouse, Spokane Valley, WA Go to www.creachgreenhouses.comfor additional information or call 509.926.9397.

Nov. 28th-Dec. 2 – Ecke Ranch Poinsettia Open House. Encinitas, CA. Call 760.753.1134.

Nov. 30 – Homewood Nursery Industry Open House. Raleigh, N.C.

Nov. 30 – North Carolina State University Industry Open House. Raleigh, NC. Call 919.515.3131 for more information.

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 – Rutgers University Poinsettia Open House. New Brunswick, NJ. For additional information, call 732.932.9711

Dec. 1-3 – Poinsettia Trials Open House sponsored by the Macfarlane Greenhouses, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and Thompson School Horticultural Facility at the University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH. Learn more at http://www.colsa.unh.edu/aes/macfarlane.

Dec. 2 – University of Guelph Poinsettia Open House. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland, Ontario. Contact Wayne Brown at 905.562.4141 x179 to learn more.

Dec. 4 – North Carolina State University Consumer Open House. Raleigh, NC. Call 919.515.3131 for more information.

Dec. 4 – Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse poinsettia open house. King, NC. Go to www.www.mitchellsnurseryandgreenhouse.com. to learn more or call 336.983.4107.

Dec. 6 – University of Florida Poinsettia Industry Open House. Gainesville, FL. Go to http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/ for more information.

Dec. 7 – Kansas State University’s Poinsettia Open House. Manhattan, KS. To learn more go to http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/poinsettias

Dec. 8-9 – University of Florida Poinsettia Show & Sale open to the public. Gainesville, FL. Go to http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/ for more information.

Dec. 15 – Long Island Poinsettia Open House, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Riverhead, NY. For more info go to http://ccesuffolk.org or 631.727.7850 x214, or




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