Thursday, December 12, 2013

National Poinsettia Day

Happy Poinsettia Day!  I'm not making this up- today, December 12, is National Poinsettia Day.  This little-known "holiday" commemorates the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett on this day in 1851.  Poinsett is the namesake of the Poinsettia, and it is thanks to him that the poinsettia was brought to the United States.  Sometimes the truth really is almost stranger than fiction!

But there's a second (and equally important!) part to this story- the Ecke family.  Today, Ecke is synonymous with poinsettias in the greenhouse industry.  Three generations of the Ecke family developed the poinsettia into what we know it to be today, as well as the poinsettia market.  We are loving this picture from a 2014 Ecke ad (yes, we're already thinking about Christmas 2014!).  An early glimpse into the poinsettia business and a far cry from the poinsettia we know today!

-Anna Mary

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gift Certificates

Henrys' Greenhouse Gift Certificates are a fun way to treat your favorite plant lover!

At the Greenhouse
Gift certificates are available at the check-out during our regular retail hours.  Christmas 2013 hours are here.

Send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a check for the amount of the gift certificate (we cannot accept credit/debit cards as payment).  We'll send it off to you right away!

Henrys' Greenhouses
1258 Oregon Hollow Rd
Holtwood, PA 17532

Questions?  Email me at

Happy Gifting!

-Anna Mary

Friday, December 6, 2013

Open House Eve

We're busy bees getting ready for tomorrow's Poinsettia Open House! Today's rain hasn't slowed Marty down one bit- she spent beginning of the afternoon cutting off fresh winterberry.   Gorgeous!

See you tomorrow!

-Anna Mary