Posted: Dec 8, 2012 1:16 PM by Associated Press
PHOENIX - After 25 years, organizers of the annual Gardener's World Poinsettia Festival are calling it quits.
The Arizona Republic reports the festival is in its final weekend at the nursery in south Phoenix. Organizers say they will douse the Christmas lights permanently after Sunday's closing.
Kari Petterson is the daughter of Gardener's World founders and owners Gary and Sharon Petterson. She says poinsettia sales have dropped off and costs have increased, making the festival commercially unviable.
The nursery grows thousands of transplanted cutting into full plants for sale to visitors and businesses. It started the festival to show off the flowers, and the event eventually became a holiday tradition for thousands of families.
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Help those in need this holiday season
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
Win! Win! Win!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Let us help grow your business
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories