Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Good poinsettia Season

We have had a good season this year with poinsettias. We grew over 9,000 and we have about 400 left. We are very pleased. It is nice to see the greenhouse nearly empty at Christmas. We always try to have some all the way till Christmas too.
Our Open House went very well too. A survey of 72 varieties of poinsettias was taken at our Open House on Sunday Dec. 6, 2009. We grew over 9,000 poinsettias. Approximately 250 people attended from 12:30 – 4:30. Three plants of each variety were labeled for judging. Judging continued until Dec. 12th by those who wanted to participate. The form for judging contained 5 lists – novelty, red, white, marble, and pink. The top five favorites in each category were voted for. This year we also had a fill in section for people to write in their 3 favorite over all. We were featured in full color ¾ page on the cover of the Living section of the Winston-Salem Journal . It was on the calendar of events for King Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Assoc., North Carolina Agritourism Networking Assoc.,,, Carolina Gardener Magazine, Forsyth Family Magazine, Winston-Salem Journal garden page, and Winston-Salem Journal Relish.
Fox 8 News WGHP did a live story on the morning show in five segments and ran pictures on their website -,0,7608666.story .
WXII 12 from Winston Salem did several live segments at the greenhouse - .
WFMY TV 2 – Digtriad .com news from Greensboro also did several live segments at our greenhouse -, and and It was in the Stokes County, Forsyth County and Guilford County Extension Newsletters. The Winston Salem Journal had a ¾ page story on it with full color pictures. We sent out over 1700 picture postcards to our customers. We list it on our Website - and on our facebook page - .
We will try to get the results of our open house on our website by next week.

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