My son is the greenhouse manager at Oklahoma State University. Right now, they are preparing for their poinsettia sale. Summer 2010 I had the pleasure of working in the greenhouse preparing the cuttings for planting...that was in August. The small 3 leaf cuttings are in 4 inch pots. There are rows and rows of these lovely little plants growing into the awesome flowers of red, white and pink. And there's the Winter Rose with a ruffled leaf that's just heavenly. Each species must be carefully planted. You use gloves and have to reglove when you change species to prevent contamination. I loved doing it!
So, here's my shameless plug...Barry is interviewed on local Oklahoma TV in this clip! Have a look and listen, please! And if you are in Oklahoma...go buy a poinsettia at OSU, you will not be sorry, I promise!
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