Greens for the Holiday Season
With Thanksgiving leftovers packed in the fridge and Christmas just four weeks away, it’s time to replace your harvest-colored decorations with varying shades of greens…evergreens, that is.
Although Christmas greens can be found in many tree lots that pop-up after Thanksgiving as well as in supermarkets and chain stores, your local garden centers offer a fresh selection of evergreen decorations.
The garden center has many live and cut Christmas trees to choose from. While cut trees such as Douglass or Fraser Fir are more popular, live trees including Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, and White Pine trees have a burlap-wrapped root ball for a base so they may be planted after the holidays.
Now with your tree in mind, you may start thinking about other decorative greens. Most wreaths, swags and grave blankets are made with a variety of evergreen pieces such as fir, spruce, pine, juniper, cedar, cypress, holly, and arborvitae branches. Round wreaths and oblong bunches of greens called swags may be hung on doors, walls, windows, mantles and flower boxes. Wreaths are available in many sizes, ranging from ten to 60 inches in diameter. However, swags are a great alternative to traditional wreaths because they can be hung vertically or horizontally on many surfaces.
In addition to picking out greens for your home, you may take time to remember loved ones this holiday season by selecting a beautiful evergreen decoration to place in the cemetery. At Secluded Acres, each grave blanket is decorated by hand with care for you and your family.
When searching for your Christmas greens, consider your decorative style- would you prefer a natural design with mixed greens and pinecones or a glittery creation that shimmers and shines. A hand-made bow can be added to any blank piece you choose. If you don’t see the combination of greens and decorations you’re looking for, we’ll work on it while you wait or take an order and have it ready for pick-up at your convenience.
Whether it’s your family’s Christmas tree, a wreath on your door, swags under your windows, or a grave blanket placed in memory of a dear loved one, fresh evergreens make beautiful winter decorations. So this December, take time to visit your local garden centers. We look forward to working with you and lots of greens too!