Friday, December 08, 2006

Poinsettias and Pets

Toxicologists at the ASPCA have concluded that poinsettias will cause upset stomach and gastrointestinal irritation, but it is not the deadly poison that seemed to have reached urban myth status. Says the APCC’s Dana B. Farbman, CVT, “In reality, ingestions typically produce only mild to moderate gastrointestinal tract irritation in pets, which may include drooling, vomiting and diarrhea.” So now poinsettia lovers and animal lovers can have their cake err flowers and eat it, too. For more information please visit the the final word on poinsettias, and remember that rescuing animals is a job without vacation time. Please consider contributing today.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Poinsettias are here

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts this year, poinsettias can last and reflower for years with proper care. With improper care, poinsettias will not last very long at all. I went into a big box retailer recently, and noticed the poinsettia selection. They had very nice looking poinsettias for about 15 bucks, and then they had some ready for the grave at a discounted price. You'll see many different prices for poinsettias, whether due to size, color or "freshness", but navigating through the selection at the big retailers and grocery stores can be daunting. I've found that the florists, while usually a bit more expensive offer a superior product and usually a higher level of service. Even better, I don't even have to get out of my pajamas as the local florist will deliver.