Caring for a colorful holiday tradition


Local greenhouse preparing holiday poinsettias

Dave Moore waters the traditional red poinsettias at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop late Monday afternoon. Moore, who owns the business with his wife Rhoda and son Kevin, has been the owner of the business for 55 years. According to Dave Moore, the plants have become a large part of the holiday season for the family. This year the shop has 2,500 of the plants for sale, ranging in size from pixie’s to those in 10-inch containers.


Some of the seven varieties of poinsettias available at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop are pictured. The Moore family has marble, red, white, pink, Monet, Red Glitter and burgundy poinsettias for sale as well as live evergreen wreaths and other traditional and one-of-a-kind decorations available at the shop. The plants make excellent hostess gifts for both Christmas and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.


A white poinsettia is pictured in one of the greenhouses at Moore’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop. The white poinsettias are owner Rhoda Moore’s favorite. The plants, traditionally considered Christmas plants, can last throughout the year if cared for properly, according to Moore. They should be placed in a room that has enough natural light to read fine print, watered when the soil is dry to the touch, and not left in standing water. Moore also said the plants should be kept from drafts or excessive heat or cold temperatures and that fertilizing the plants every fourth watering is also beneficial.


Local greenhouse preparing holiday poinsettias

Dave Moore waters the traditional red poinsettias at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop late Monday afternoon. Moore, who owns the business with his wife Rhoda and son Kevin, has been the owner of the business for 55 years. According to Dave Moore, the plants have become a large part of the holiday season for the family. This year the shop has 2,500 of the plants for sale, ranging in size from pixie’s to those in 10-inch containers.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd112415poinsettas1.jpgDave Moore waters the traditional red poinsettias at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop late Monday afternoon. Moore, who owns the business with his wife Rhoda and son Kevin, has been the owner of the business for 55 years. According to Dave Moore, the plants have become a large part of the holiday season for the family. This year the shop has 2,500 of the plants for sale, ranging in size from pixie’s to those in 10-inch containers.

Some of the seven varieties of poinsettias available at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop are pictured. The Moore family has marble, red, white, pink, Monet, Red Glitter and burgundy poinsettias for sale as well as live evergreen wreaths and other traditional and one-of-a-kind decorations available at the shop. The plants make excellent hostess gifts for both Christmas and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd112415poinsettas2.jpgSome of the seven varieties of poinsettias available at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop are pictured. The Moore family has marble, red, white, pink, Monet, Red Glitter and burgundy poinsettias for sale as well as live evergreen wreaths and other traditional and one-of-a-kind decorations available at the shop. The plants make excellent hostess gifts for both Christmas and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

A white poinsettia is pictured in one of the greenhouses at Moore’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop. The white poinsettias are owner Rhoda Moore’s favorite. The plants, traditionally considered Christmas plants, can last throughout the year if cared for properly, according to Moore. They should be placed in a room that has enough natural light to read fine print, watered when the soil is dry to the touch, and not left in standing water. Moore also said the plants should be kept from drafts or excessive heat or cold temperatures and that fertilizing the plants every fourth watering is also beneficial.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_tsd112415poinsettas3.jpgA white poinsettia is pictured in one of the greenhouses at Moore’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop. The white poinsettias are owner Rhoda Moore’s favorite. The plants, traditionally considered Christmas plants, can last throughout the year if cared for properly, according to Moore. They should be placed in a room that has enough natural light to read fine print, watered when the soil is dry to the touch, and not left in standing water. Moore also said the plants should be kept from drafts or excessive heat or cold temperatures and that fertilizing the plants every fourth watering is also beneficial.

Dave Moore waters the traditional red poinsettias at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop late Monday afternoon. Moore, who owns the business with his wife Rhoda and son Kevin, has been the owner of the business for 55 years. According to Dave Moore, the plants have become a large part of the holiday season for the family. This year the shop has 2,500 of the plants for sale, ranging in size from pixie’s to those in 10-inch containers.

Some of the seven varieties of poinsettias available at Moore’s Greenhouses and Flower Shop are pictured. The Moore family has marble, red, white, pink, Monet, Red Glitter and burgundy poinsettias for sale as well as live evergreen wreaths and other traditional and one-of-a-kind decorations available at the shop. The plants make excellent hostess gifts for both Christmas and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

A white poinsettia is pictured in one of the greenhouses at Moore’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop. The white poinsettias are owner Rhoda Moore’s favorite. The plants, traditionally considered Christmas plants, can last throughout the year if cared for properly, according to Moore. They should be placed in a room that has enough natural light to read fine print, watered when the soil is dry to the touch, and not left in standing water. Moore also said the plants should be kept from drafts or excessive heat or cold temperatures and that fertilizing the plants every fourth watering is also beneficial.

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