Inland Northwest, High Desert

December, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden

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Poinsettia Isn't Poisonous, But She Sure is Picky

Poor Poinsettia. More than 80 years ago, someone started a nasty rumor that she was poisonous. It wasn't true, of course, but once a rumor starts ... POISINDEX, the national information center for poison control centers, says that a 50-pound child would...
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Resources

Recipes

Citrus Dressing for Salad (From Eating Well for Optimum Health , by Andrew Weil, M.D.) Ingredients 1/3 cup fresh...

Books

Plants as Air Filters In How to Grow Fresh Air , by B.C. Wolverton (Penguin USA, 1997; $16.95) you'll find out about...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Poinsettias in a Temperate Climate
  • Remove the Pollen if Poinsettias Make You Sneeze
  • Give Poinsettias a Little Fresh Spring Air
  • Getting Poinsettias to Rebloom
  • Water When Soil Feels Dry

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