Monday, November 25, 2013

"Luv" It!

It's always exciting to watch the poinsettias come into full color!  The past few weeks we've been enjoying the sea of green plants turning white, burgundy, red (of course!), and all sorts of variations in between. This season we've been especially enjoying the transformation of the "Luv U Pink" euphorbia hybrid.  Technically this isn't a poinsettia, it's a euphorbia hybrid (but still in the poinsettia family).  

You can see some slight differences from traditional poinsettias in its bract shape and coloring; it also had been bred to eliminate the little yellow centers, called cyathia, like you will see on traditional poinsettias.

The pictures barely do the electric pink color justice.  I don't know about you, but I think they're pretty irresistible!

-Anna Mary

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Friday, November 15, 2013


This week has been crammed full of Christmas as we've been getting the greenhouse ready for our retail hours next week!  Cutting twigs & berries, planting bulbs, gathering greens... and today we delved into wreath-making for the first time of the season.  Amid decorating the wreathes with gorgeous red winterberry and pinecones, we couldn't help but throw tradition to the wind and stuff a few full of peacock feathers.  So fun!

-Anna Mary

P.S.  There's still space available in our Amaryllis Workshop on Thursday.  Bring a friend & make a morning of it!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Treasure Hunting

We're taking turns "treasure hunting" in the woods this week.  During her (chilly!) adventure today, Miriam found quite a trophy!  Along with the mosses, bark, pinecones, sticks, bird nests, and other little treasures for our amaryllis terrariums, she brought back a branch with a perfect woodpecker hole.   

I wonder what we'll find tomorrow..!

-Anna Mary

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Winter Workshop

A Winter Workshop:
DIY Amaryllis Terrariums

Thursday, November 21 at 10:00 AM
Space is limited, please R.S.V.P. to
Cost: $40 per person

Join us for an exclusive morning in the greenhouse!  We're so excited to offer a small-scale workshop to create your own unique amaryllis terrarium, perfect for your own holiday decor or as a thoughtful gift. The greenhouse girls will be on hand to provide as much or as little assistance as you like.  Then participants are welcome to visit, browse or shop until 12:00 noon.

All supplies will be provided; including glassware, an amaryllis bulb, plus a bounty of natural embellishments.  Of course, participants are welcome to bring personal embellishments to use as well- let's be creative!  Light refreshments will also be available.

Space is limited and R.S.V.P.'s are required for planning purposes. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


Please direct any questions or R.S.V.P.'s to me at

Hope to see you there!

-Anna Mary

Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas 2013 Hours

Henrys' Greenhouses
1258 Oregon Hollow Rd, Holtwood PA

2013 Christmas Hours

November 19- December 21, 2013

Tuesdays 9:00- 5:00
Fridays 9:00- 5:00
Saturdays 8:00- 12:00 Noon

Christmas is coming...we'll be opening up on Tuesday, November 19 with bulbs, greens, and more!  Please keep in mind that we can only accept cash and check payment.  And don't forget to swing by on Saturday, December 7 for our Annual Poinsettia Open House.  See you soon!

-Anna Mary

2013 Annual Poinsettia Open House

Poinsettia Open House

December 7, 2013 from 8:00- 12:00
*Coffee, treats, & surprises!*

There's nothing like December in the greenhouse!  The poinsettias are flushed with color, the bulbs are beginning to show, and the berries and greens are too lovely to be ignored.  We'd love to have you join us for our annual Poinsettia Open House to kick off this vibrant season!

-Anna Mary