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12 Nov 2018

Christmas Tree Care 101

The beloved Christmas tree is the mark of the season in many of our homes. To help your tree stay fresh, follow these steps:

Fresh Cut Trees:
• Cut a quarter to a half inch off the bottom of the trunk before placing it in its stand. This is vital to a tree’s ability to uptake water. We do this for you when you purchase your tree here.
• Choose a tree stand with at least a quart holding capacity for water. Fill with water and check daily. Cut trees can drink up to a gallon a day! Continue to add water as needed while your tree is indoors.
• Keep your tree away from any heat sources like fireplaces, appliances or heating vents.

Live Potted Christmas Trees:
Live Christmas trees need extra consideration for holiday decorating and care.
It is important to keep live trees in their dormant state for successful survival beyond the holidays. Gradually acclimate your live tree to room temperature by keeping it in a cool garage for a few days before bringing it indoors. Water your tree and allow it to drain before moving it indoors. Keep your tree indoors for no more than one week or it will break dormancy. Avoid placing your live tree by any heat source and use LED or mini lights that give off little heat. Before returning a live Christmas tree outside, water it thoroughly and move it somewhere cool like a garage before exposing it to winter temperatures. Keep your live tree for the remainder of the winter outdoors where it will have good snow coverage and some shade. This will offer it protection from the elements. Avoid placing your potted tree in a sunny spot or wind exposed area as this will dry out the needles. Once the ground is thawed in the spring, your live Christmas tree can be planted and enjoyed for years to come.
live trees are not guaranteed

07 Nov 2018

Holiday Open House Saturday November 10th

25% off Holiday Décor One Day Only!
Our annual holiday open house is not to be missed. Come and be inspired by our latest festive displays, décor and abundant ornaments. Save 25% on holiday décor for one day only. Spin the wheel to win prizes throughout the day. The first 25 customers of the day receive a free gift (with purchase).

01 Nov 2018

Indoor Bulbs for Beginners:

Pretty and fragrant blooms indoors are a special treat during the darkest months of the year. Both amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs are attractive and easy to grow. These bulbs are acclimated to warmer climates and do not need a period of cold in order to bloom. Room temperature is perfect.

Paperwhites:

These are the easiest indoor bulbs to grow and the fastest to bloom. From planting to flowering, they take about 4 to 6 weeks. To begin, choose a container that’s at least 6 inches tall. Paperwhites can grow quite tall and a deeper container will provide a more stable base for the blooming bulbs. Containers don’t have to have holes so you can be creative. Mason Jars, vases, decorative boxes, baskets, cookie tins and traditional pottery pieces will work. Fill the container about two thirds of the way with either gravel or potting soil. Place bulbs pointy side up and cover with more gravel/ potting soil until just the tips are showing. Leave about one inch of space between the soil (or gravel) surface and the rim of your container for easier watering. Water the bulbs. If you are using potting soil, you may need to more after watering where the soil may have settled. At this point, a layer of decorative moss or rock over top will give it a nice, finished look. Place in a bright, cool spot indoors and wait. Low light or excessive heat from fireplaces or vents will make your paperwhites spindly and floppy. Water periodically to keep the base of the bulb wet. As the foliage starts to emerge, rotate the planter every few days to keep the stems straight. Blooms will last longer in cooler room temperatures away from direct sunlight. Plant paperwhites mid-November for Christmas blooms.

Amaryllis:

Amaryllis are known for their huge, spectacular blooms. Blooms appear in about 6- 8 weeks. Planting is similar to paperwhites. Choose a sturdy container that is about an inch in diameter bigger than the amaryllis bulb. A heavier ceramic pot is best to support the heafty flower stalk. Fill about two thirds of the way with potting soil, then set in the bulb, pointy side up. Top off with potting soil so the top quarter of the bulb is exposed. Ideally, the soil level should be about one inch below the rim of the pot to allow for proper watering. Cover the soil with decorative moss or rock if desired. Keep the potting soil moist, but not sodden and place in a cool, bright spot. As the stalk and leaves grow, rotate the pot to encourage a straighter stalk. Start amaryllis at the beginning of November for Christmas color.

Both paperwhites and amaryllis make beautiful holiday gifts. Start them indoors this month for blooming gifts in December!