Friday, August 13, 2010

It's not too early to be thinking about Christmas...

Despite the excessive heat, Greenhouse Operations students will be growing poinsettias for holiday sales once again. Cuttings were "stuck" a few weeks ago and students will gain experience in manipulation of light exposure in order to stimulate production of colorful bracts (which are actually modified leaves rather than true petals). Students will be selling three colors of poinsettias this year (red, white and pink) beginning around Thanksgiving.

(Post by John M. Sherman, Ph.D.)

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