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Spruce-Tops aren’t just the tops of spruce trees! They are a scrub plant that grows in the bogs of the Northern United States and Canada. Harvest is highly regulated by the DNR and they are a renewable resource.
Complimentary Snap-shots With Santa. Pets Welcome Too!
It may be cold outside, but it’s warm at Tonkadale! Come and see what the season
has to offer. This year it’s all about:
Let us surprise and delight you this holiday season with dazzling inspiration to decorate your home indoors and out!
New For 2012:
— a beautiful orange poinsettia
— a pink and white poinsettia, almost iridescent
All Of Our Poinsettias Come With A Basket.
|Cortez Burgundy||Flame||Ice Punch|
|Mars Pink||Mars Red||Mars White|
|Polly's Pink||Premium Picasso||Prestige Red|
|Prestige Maroon||Ruby Frost||Silver Star Red|
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|Sonora White Glitter||Tapestry|
Are Poinsettias Poisonous
to Cats, Dogs and Children?
Poinsettias are not poisonous after all, causing nothing more than perhaps a mild stomach upset if a part of the plant is eaten. Eating a large amount of Poinsettias may luckily be very unlikely due to the plant's taste: very bitter and not very edible at all. So usually, a leaf or two will give the message to a curious toddler or rambunctious pet.
According to Poinsindex, "a 50 pound child would have to ingest 500-600 leaves to exceed experimental doses that found no toxicity." The white sticky sap however, may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Pet owners can rely on findings from the ASPCA. According to ASPCA, "In reality, Poinsettia ingestion's typically produce only mild to moderate gastrointestinal tract irritation. Keeping this plant out of the reach of your pet to avoid stomach upset is still a good idea, but you need not banish the poinsettia from your home for fear of a fatal exposure."
Poinsettias like bright, indirect sunlight and prefer humid conditions. Let the soil dry out between waterings. Poinsettias are sensitive to extreme temperatures, so don’t place your plant next to a heater or near a drafty window or doorway. A daytime temp of around 65° and nights around 60° will provide a perfect condition for your Poinsettia.
The Secret To Using Cut Poinsettias
Sear The Cut Stems With A Candle Flame
This will help keep your flowers fresh. Poinsettias excrete a milky sap when the leaves or stems are broken. You need to stop the flow of that sap to prevent drooping flowers. The sap isn’t poisonous, but it can irritate your skin, so you might want to wear gloves while searing your cuts and making your arrangement.
How To Sear The Stems
Sear stems with a pillar candle to keep your hands free. Once you cut a stem, sear it quickly to avoid letting too much sap drip out. The sap will boil or bubble under the candle flame. If you remove leaves, you’ll also need to sear the points where the leaves were attached.
If, within an hour or so the blossoms remain upright, you’ve seared it correctly. If it starts to droop, the easiest remedy is to cut a fresh flower and try again.
Place seared stems in tepid water treated with a floral preservative to condition and extend the life of the blooms. The stems are hollow and will absorb water after they’re seared. Poinsettias get thirsty once they’re cut, so check their water level often. Add more floral preservative each time you change the water.
|Berried Juniper||Birch Branches||Coned Cedar|
|Curly Willow||Ilex Winterberry Mistletoe||Ilex Winterberry|
|Incense Cedar||Juniper||Noble Fir|
|Red Twig Dogwood||Rose Hips||Shore Pine|
|Variegated Golden Cedar|
|White Pine||Winterberry||Yellow Dogwood|
— a natural pine resin that will keep your greens from drying out. You can use this product on your prized evergreen shrubs too!
- Helps reduce transplant shock.
- Reduces moisture loss when plants are under stress.
STOP winter kill, wind burn, sunscald, salt damage and drying out.
Who Says You Can't Have A Hanging Basket All Year Long?
One of our favorite Holiday items is the Hive Hanging Basket. Adorn your front entry this holiday season with one or maybe two.To Create A Hive Hanging Basket You Will Need:
Each winter, Tonkadale donates a “Winter Scene” which includes fresh evergreens, cones, berries and expert design talent to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretums’ “Windows on Winter” display. Stop by the Arboretum and see Tonkadale’s creation in front of the
Oswald Visitor Center.
Each holiday season, Tonkadale donates and decorates a 15’ Fraser Fir Christmas tree to the Minnetonka Arts Center as part of their annual art show.
We are proud to showcase our beautiful tree for so many talented artists and community members!
We also donate and design other Holiday decorations that adorn the Arts Center: