Poinsettia tops potted-plant list
It's the plant for the season: the colorful poinsettia, a native of Central America and the floral decoration for Christmas.
A large seller of the bloom, Initial Tropical Plants Inc. of Riverwoods, Ill., says its orders rose nearly 10 percent over last winter, to $1.1 million.
More than 65 million poinsettias are sold every year in the U.S., making it the best-selling potted plant, according to the company.
Next year, try this out for Christmas
Have the holidays put a burden on your bank account? Next year, provide some gifts with deeper meaning.
The Center for a New American Dream, a consumer group in Takoma Park, Md., that advocates controlled, environmentally sound spending, recommends:
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