Poinsettias will bloom year after year if you care for them properly. The Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service published a fantastic, simple chart that details how to make a poinsettia reflower. Simply, in March, remove the flower and cut stems to 6 inches. In June, repot the plant in a larger pot. Then plant it (in the pot) outside. In July, pinch off the lateral shoots. In late August, take the plant inside. From September 20th to December 1st, keep your poinsettia
in light from 8 AM to 5 PM only. Keep it in darkness from 5 PM to 8 AM. This will cause the poinsettia to flower by Christmas.
My wife wanted a nice place to step out of her vehicle. But because I own such a large truck she had to park all the way next to the grass. So I added a flagstone walkway on each side
of my driveway. It wasn't cheap and it certainly wasn't light!
Commented on Jun 05, 2012
There is always one more project. It seems that I haven't even finished a project and there's
another one waiting. I am currently working on one and have at least two waiting for me to start on--hope our weather gets a little better soon. 54° in the afternoon is way too cool for June. I had to dig a number of holes recently and it takes hours getting past the rocks on this hill in the lowlands of Mt. Rainier. Keep up the good work Jason.