Debunking the Poinsettia Myth

Good news for Poinsettia-lovers;   your favorite holiday plants are not toxic!

Poinsettia Tree 5

The Society of American Florists teamed up with researchers at Ohio State University to complete scientific studies on the toxicity of poinsettias on both people and pets.  The results indicated that there were absolutely no reasons to worry about the effects of these plants on the health of your children or pets!  The POISINDEX Information Service, the primary resource for most poison control centers, states that a child would have to ingest 500-600 poinsettia leaves to exceed the experimental dosage that revealed no toxicity on test animals.

However with that said, poinsettias, like most other ornamental plants, are not intended for consumption.


Enjoy your holiday poinsettias!!

Matlack Florist’s Holiday Breads

Matlack Florist's Holiday Breads

Our Holiday Open House is quickly approaching!  This Friday (12/5) and Saturday (12/6), join us as we fill the shop with the spirit of Christmas!  Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the season here at Matlack Florist, while you shop for great seasonal decor items for your home and gifts for loved ones!!

For more details on this year’s event, please visit our previous Save the Date post!

Every year, we serve our family-recipe homemade breads for customers to nosh on while they shop, and inevitably we receive many requests for the recipes!  So this year, we thought we’d beat you to the punch, and post them online for you to enjoy!

Cranberry Nut Bread

Strawberry Bread

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