Best Florists In Baltimore To Get A Holiday Poinsettia

December 11, 2012 6:00 AM

poinsettias christmas flowers e1323997131603 Best Florists In Baltimore To Get A Holiday PoinsettiaFor many people, winter holiday decorations would not be complete without the poinsettia. The poinsettia is actually a shrub that can attain a height of about 16 feet. People often mistakenly refer to the red pedal-like part of the plant as a flower, but in reality, they are leaves. There are more than 100 cultivated varieties of the plants that feature five colors ranging from white to red. Poinsettias are a hardy plant, but often they fail to receive proper care that will ensure more than a one season life. When the surface of the soil becomes dry to the touch, pour the water onto the soil until it flows out of the bottom of the pot; do not allow the plant to sit in standing water. The plant loves the sun, so place it in a north-facing window if possible. 

Behnke Nurseries Company
11300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Md. 20705
(301) 937-1100
Behnke Nurseries began cultivating poinsettias in the early 1960s. Since that time, the nursery has become a traditional stop on the Christmas shopping itineraries of many Baltimorians. Uprooted poinsettia cuttings purchased from Ecke Poinsettia Ranch in Encinitas, Calif., are replanted at Behnke’s Lothian nursery. During December, special events are held on weekends at both the Beltsville and Potomac stores. On Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Potomac Store, a decorating demonstration with Carol Allen is planned. Allen will offer visitors  tips and techniques for easy holiday decorating. The store also offers a Christmas Shop.

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Village Flower Mart
3601 Chestnut Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(888) 681-1949
Located in the Hampden area of Baltimore, the Village Flower Mart has been serving the community with fresh flowers, plants and floral arrangements for more than 45 years. Serving more than 100 zip codes around the area, it can make same-day deliveries if orders are placed by 11 a.m. To insure timely delivery, orders should be placed one day prior to major holidays, such as Christmas. The company also provides a trained staff of floral designers. A fruit and poinsettia basket is one of the many favorite holiday gift options.
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Gordon Florist
6707 York Road
Baltimore, Md. 21212
(800) 541-2372

Since the mid-1940s, Gordon Florist has been a landmark and go-to place for floral arrangements. A family business, the shop in Charles Village is located near the Johns Hopkins University Campus. The company features experienced floral designers, and provides delivery service throughout Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Hartford and Howard counties. From traditional red poinsettia plants to holiday floral arrangements that feature poinsettias, Gordon’s offers a host of holiday floral cheer.

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Sun Nurseries
14790 Bushy Park Road
Woodbine, Md. 21797
(410) 442-2090
Sun Nurseries began operations in 1973. In addition to landscape design and other services for commercial and private customers, the company also operates a retail store in Woodbine. The majority of the nursery’s products are locally grown. The company offers certified professional horticulturists, and sells more than 2,500 varieties of plants and trees. The company ensures that all of its plants, including poinsettias, are healthy and hardy. It also offers a delivery service.

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Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens
3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21217
(410) 396-0008
Since 1888, the Druid Hill Conservatory has grown from the Palm House and Orchard Room to a total of three greenhouses, two pavilions and outdoor gardens. In 2002, the conservatory was closed for major renovations. It re-opened in 2004, with the addition of Mediterranean, Tropical and Desert Houses. On Dec. 8, the conservatory came alive with its annual holiday display of poinsettias. The display featured a variety of poinsettia colors bearing names such as Jingle Bells, Money and Fireworks. From now through Feb. 26, the conservatory is hosting a winter spectacular of flowering camellia, along with exhibits and programs about the organization’s rich history.
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