Poinsettia Care: New Shipment of Poinsettia at SJN

November 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Answers and Tips, Gift Items, Holidays, Plants

New Shipment of Poinsettias at SJN!

Taking Care of your Poinsettia

With proper care your poinsettia will last through the holiday season to retain its bracts well into the new year. Pay close attention to the following care tips:

  • Place in a room where there is sufficient natural light to read fine print but not where the sun will shine directly on the plant.
  • Avoid hot or cold drafts or excess heat from appliances, radiators or ventilation ducts.
  • Place the plant high enough to be away from traffic, and out of reach of unmonitored children and animals.
  • Set the plant in or on a water-proof container to protect your furnishings.
  • Water the plant thoroughly when the soil surface is dry to the touch. Remember to discard excess water from the saucer.
  • To prolong the bright color of the bracts, temperature should not exceed 72 degrees during the day or 60 degrees at night.


Re-flowering your Poinsettia

December: Full bloom. Water as needed.

February: Color fades. Keep near sunny window and fertilize when new growth appears. Cut stems back to about 8 inches.

June 1st: Re-pot if necessary. Fertilize according to directions. Continue to water when dry to touch. Move outside if temperatures do not fall below 50 degrees. Place in light shade.

Late August: Take inside. Cut stems back, leaving 3 to 4 leaves per shoot. Sunny window. Water and fertilize as needed.

September 20th til December 1st: Keep in light only from 8 am to 5 pm. Put in dark (NO LIGHTS) 5 pm to 8 am.

TIP: Remember the key to success is to follow he strict light/dark instructions very carefully.

Now thats ‘advice you can grow with’!

Why choose just a Fire Pit when you can have a Fire Pit Table?!

San Juan Nurseries, Inc. Outdoor Greatroom Fire Table


There is nothing better than sitting in your back yard with friends and family enjoying an evening Fire (I prefer gas because I won’t get smoke in my direction!) The Glow on everyone’s face and being able to pop your toes close to the fire and really warm up is so……relaxing.

Wait a minute!….why not take this to the next level!

A Fire Pit Table gives you two products in one….you can start out your entertaining with Snacks, chips & Dip…favorite beverage…”you know the drill”.  You may choose to eat dinner around your Fire Pit Table then when the sun is setting the evening temperatures are starting to cool, all that is needed is to take off the Burner Cover start your igniter – slowly turn on your gas and WOW! You have a beautiful – warm – glowing fire! Everyone can enjoy the evening and when it’s time to go in….just turn off the gas supply valve, replace the burner cover and you can go indoors for the evening. The end of a great day!  Now that’s ‘advice you can grow with’!

O, Live Christmas Tree!

December 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Answers and Tips, Evergreen, Holidays, Plants, Trees

O, Live Christmas Tree!

San Juan Nurseries, Inc. Live Christmas Tree Alberta Spruce

Times are changing.  Live Christmas Trees are ‘the in thing’ this Christmas and really gaining popularity as our world learns to ‘live green’.  These are trees that come in pots and can be planted outside after the season is over.  Becoming an intimate reminder of special holidays past as it continues to grow in your yard year after year.

Things to consider when using a live tree:

  • Select a tree that fits into your current landscape plan.  What size and shape will your space allow?
  • Water the tree thoroughly and hose it off to clean the tree good before moving it in. 
  • Spraying the tree with an anti-desiccant or anti-wilt product will help prevent the loss of moisture and needles. 
  • Acclimate your tree, by placing on a porch or garage 2 to 3 days before introducing it into the house.
  • If possible place your tree in a cool part of the house, and keep away from heating vents and fireplaces.
  • Place the tree in a large plastic saucer, in order to allow for sufficient watering a couple times a week.
  • SJN does not recommend leaving a live tree in the house more than 5-7 days.
  • After Christmas, slowly acclimate the tree back outside over 3-5 days.
  • The tree can then be planted outside.  It is important to maintain adequate watering through the remainder of the winter (twice a month).

Tip:  When selecting your live Christmas Tree, consider your climate.  San Juan County Trees to consider include: Pinion Pine, Austrian Pine, Bosnian Pine, Blue Spruce, Cypress and Alberta Spruce (shown in picture).  Now that’s ‘advice you can grow with’!

Poinsettias…Poisonous or Not?

December 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Answers and Tips, Flowers, Holidays, Houseplants, Plants

Poinsettias…Poisonous or not??

San Juan Nurseries, Inc. Poinsettia Info

For years poinsettias had the bad reputation of being poisonous, so we believed it. 

The truth is…poinsettias have undergone extensive testing. Government agencies, health centers, veterinary groups, and plant and flower organizations agree that poinsettias are not toxic and do not pose a health threat to children or pets. In fact, in 1992, the poinsettia was included on the list of houseplants most helpful in removing pollutants from indoor air, and is able to remove up to 87% of air toxins in 24 hours! Therefore, poinsettias are breath-taking and breath-giving!

They’re beautiful, they’re safe, and they say Merry Christmas. The only remaining question is whether to save them from year to year. Now that you know they are safe, watch for our ‘advice you can grow with’ article on how to “How to Force Poinsettia Blooms again next Christmas”

Tip: Display them on their own or as a group for a dramatic impact!  Now that’s ‘advice you can grow with’!

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Amaryllis for the Holiday

Amaryllis plants are among the most spectacular of all flowering bulbs you can grow. They are attractive, easy to grow, and can produce several stems of giant trumpet shaped flowers in one season! They are available in a wide variety of color including white, pink, salmon, and red!




















Amaryllis can bloom for extended periods of time and add amazing color to a home for months. There are different quality bulbs; the older larger bulbs will normally produce 3 to 4 flower stalks, smaller ones producing only 2 to 3. Each stalk will normally produce 4 flowers approximately 4 to 7 inches wide.

What you will need:

  • Amaryllis Bulb
  • A pot slightly larger than the bulb (1/2-2” around the side of the bulb)
  • Well-draining Potting Mix
  • Bamboo Stake
  • Patience
Planting a new Amaryllis Bulb
























  1. Choose bulb(s) that is plump and still has some roots at the base.
  2. Make sure the pot you choose is large enough for the bulb.  Generally a 5-7” pot will work fine.  The bulb needs to feel crowded to bloom.
  3. Partially fill the pot with potting mix and place the bulb so the top third of it will be exposed when you fill in potting soils around the sides of the pot.
  4. Place the bamboo stake along side the bulb.  The flowers can get top heavy and inserting the stake now will help you avoid damaging the bulb and roots later.
  5. Water well.
  6. Place the pot in bright, indirect light and keep the soil moist, but not wet.
  7. A thick flower stalk should shoot up within a few weeks.  The flat leaves will follow as the flower stalk matures.
  8. Turn the pot every few days, so the flower stalk gets uniform exposure on all sides and grows straight.
  9. You can feed the Amaryllis every other week with a good liquid fertilizer at about half the recommended rate.
  10. When the flowers fade, cut the flower stalk back to just above the bulb.  Keep watering the plant until it goes dormant in the fall.  You can move or plant the Amaryllis outdoors for the summer, in partial shade.

Forcing Amaryllis to Bloom Again












  1. The key to getting the bulb to bloom again is to leave the leaves, and continue to fertilize your plant for the rest of the winter.
  2. Once the chance of frost is over, plant the bulb in a partially shaded area, primarily morning sun.
  3. Fertilize and water the plant until about August, then stop watering and remove the leaves.
  4. Allow for 10 to 12 weeks of rest in a cool (55-65 degree) dry spot.
  5. After the rest period is over, replant the bulb and watch it bloom again.

Now that’s ‘advice you can grow with’!