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By Esther McGinnis
NDSU Extension horticulturist 

Dakota Gardener: Poinsettia counseling services


January 8, 2024

Even if you have a green thumb, poinsettias will drop their flowers and the colorful bracts will fade by spring. (NDSU photo)

The holidays are over and your poinsettia is looking a little worse for wear. Some of the leaves are crispy and the lower canopy looks bare. Nevertheless, many people experience grief and can't part with their sad-looking poinsettias.

Dakota Gardener is here to be your counselor and help you move through the grief stages from denial to acceptance.

During the denial stage, people mistakenly thin...

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