Every year I watch for the poinsetta sign and the tent to know that Christmas has finally started. I don't believe the stores telling us it starts in October. The plants here are always full and healthy. I have not tackled having a live tree yet, but next year when we undertake that, we will be purchasing from here. The pointsettas (which I often purchase) are full and brightly colored. The price is unbeatable in our area at 4 for $9.95.