READY TO DECK THE HALLS

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - LOCAL NEWS - PAUL MORDEN/POST­MEDIA NEWS

Ian Praill checks one of ap­prox­i­mately 11,000 poin­set­tia plants grown this sea­son at Praill’s Green­house in Sar­nia. Praill’s, a Sar­nia busi­ness in the same fam­ily for more than a cen­tury, has been grow­ing poin­set­tias for Christ­mas for ap­prox­i­mately 40 years. Na­tive to Mex­ico, the poin­set­tia was named af­ter Joel Robert Poin­sett, who sent them home to South Carolina while serv­ing as the first U.S. am­bas­sador to Mex­ico.

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