A few days before Thanksgiving, thousands of fully-grown poinsettias filled the greenhouses at Plymouth’s Len Busch Roses.
The plants receive just enough water thanks to an elaborate irrigation system as they await their next destination.
“Since [October], they have finished expanding, growing in size and in height,” said Sara Bacon, production crop planner at Len Busch Roses. “You can see that they’re all pretty much ready to ship now.”
By Christmas Eve, they’ll ship out 115,000 of the festive plants to businesses in the five-state area.
“The poinsettia crop is actually very important to us,” Bacon said. “It’s the largest single crop that we do at the end of the year.”