The best way to keep a Christmas tree fresh is to give it a new cut before putting it up. Trees are cut when dormant, which means that water is stored. After it is cut, a callous forms to help keep this water inside, but it also prevents water from being absorbed by the tree. Cutting the end off the trunk removes the callous, which then allows the tree to take up water and keeps it fresh for longer. Use a stand that has a reservoir to stand the tree in water.
Designing with Live Greenery
Once fall is over, it is easy to simply store the flower pots away until spring, but they can be used all year round! Beautiful arrangements of live pine, cedar and fir boughs add a festive touch throughout the whole winter! Decorated with twigs, ornaments, berries and bows, winter planters can change with the seasons too!
Poinsettia Info and Care Tips
Poinsettias are one of the most common Christmas houseplants. They are a member of the spurge family (Euphorbia), usually reaching a height of 2 feet indoors. Attractive green foliage with red, cream, pink, or speckled bracts (often referred to as the flower) make poinsettias a beautiful choice for Christmas decorations.