The begining of the Christmas season comes alive today as Manatee County residents get their once-a-year tour of Orban's 30-acre nursery with more than 100,000 poinsettias in bloom.
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Orban's open house with its annual poinsettia sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house and sale at 9601 Ninth Ave. N.W. benefits Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Last year Southeaster named a guide dog in Orban's honor in recognition of the funds they raised.
There will be a variety of poinsettias available today and plants will cost $3 to $50. For information call 941-792-8717.