Wednesday, December 16, 2015

SNRE poinsettias to grace holiday gathering

Poinsettias in the SNRE Research Greenhouse will be borrowed for the
 Chancellor's Holiday Gathering.

Poinsettias grown in the SNRE Research Greenhouse in the Arctic Health Research Building will provide color for the Chancellor’s Holiday Gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at Wood Center. SNRE Professor Meriam Karlsson said that Facilities Services will box about 75 plants on Thursday and return the cold-sensitive flowers after the gathering.

Karlsson and her students study the poinsettias for color, size, nutrients, light and temperature responses. They are used in research and instructional activities. Poinsettias from the greenhouse also made an appearance at Gov. Bill Walker’s Fairbanks inaugural ball in January.

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