Be sure to cut at least 1” of trunk off of your Christmas tree and put it immediately into your stand with warm water. Dissolve two Aspirin in that 1st container of warm water to facilitate water uptake. Then NEVER let the tree run dry. You may be surprised how much the tree uses at first. So keep on it. By the way, we carry Davis Christmas tree stands. These are the best and sturdiest tree stand available especially for large trees. We carry a nice selection of premium trees from table top size to twelve feet or more with special order. We have Fraser, Noble, Nordman, Concolor and Canaan Firs with access to other types by special order.
In addition we offer delivery and set up.
We carry fresh mixed evergreen wreaths as well as artificial wreaths and fresh evergreen mantel pieces, which are also nifty as table runners for large tables. We also have loose evergreen tips and boughs including three kinds of Cedar, Shore Pine, Douglas Fir, Princess Pine, Silver and Noble Fir and Holly. The best advice we can give you on fresh evergreen items is to soak them in a tub of water before displaying. It really plumps them up and adds to their freshness and longevity. Additionally, we dip all of our wreaths and swags in a Wilt Pruf solution to lock in freshness. To decorate your evergreens of all kinds, we carry a very nice selection of holiday ribbon, ornaments and berries (fresh and artificial) and even Pine Cones.
Now we would like to talk about the care of you Poinsettia. They require bright light without hot sun and need to be watered thoroughly until it comes out the bottom of the pot when they are dry on top. They hate to be cold and they hate to be wet all the time. We have poinsettias from 6” high to 4’ tall and many unique varieties.
For paperwhite bulbs, this is a tip I like: To prevent paperwhites from getting too tall and leggy give them some gin, (maybe Mom was right about drinking stunts your growth). 7:1 ratio of water to gin. Paperwhite bulbs can be started in soil in a pot with a drainage hole or in water with rocks or marbles as an anchor in any container that does not drain. The same applies for Amaryllis bulbs – though if you do them in water – change it often as it does get stinky.
A very durable holiday plant is a Christmas cactus. We also have Shooting Star Hydrangea, Star of Bethlehem, and the best orchid plants which are popular with every season, Azaleas, Cyclamen, Ivy, Herbal Topiaries and much, much more.
Things that make great gifts this year are Fairy Garden Supplies, fountains, Christmas tea kettles, kitchen towels, and canvas bags. We also have a wonderful selection of fragrant Rosy Ring candles, furry owl ornaments, terrariums and a sweet line of Designer Stone statues. Don’t forget we always have a unique selection of greeting cards and nice boxed Christmas cards.