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Christmas Trees Are an Old Tradition
by Dr. Gerald Klingaman, retired, UAK Horticulture

No one knows exactly when or where the tradition of the Christmas tree began, but there are some interesting theories.
Favorite Holiday Plants Perfect for Gift Giving
by Sharon Omahen, UGA

Poinsettias, Christmas cactuses and African violets are the most common plants given over the holiday season. A University of Georgia expert offers tips for caring for these seasonal favorites.
Forcing: The Art of Winter Flowers - Amaryllis and Paperwhites
by International Flower Bulb Centre

Amaryllis are incredibly easy to plant, nearly foolproof to grow and provide weeks and even months of bloom indoors as potted plants or cut flowers. What more could you want?
Garden Maintenance: Dig a Hole Ahead of Time for Your Live Christmas Tree
by Carol Ness

Yes, it seems a little early to be thinking of Christmas in November, but not really if you’re considering having a live Christmas tree this holiday season. Perhaps you’d like to plant your Christmas tree with a child, or to commemorate a special occasion, or remember a loved one. It might not be time to put your shovel away for the winter quite yet.

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