Posts tagged winter
HOLIDAY PROOFING YOUR HOUSEPLANTS

We work hard all year to provide for ourselves and our families, so when a holiday rolls around, we embrace the well-deserved break. For many of us, sitting at home just isn’t enough, and a vacation away is necessary. As if planning and packing for a trip isn’t enough work, it’s hard to focus on anything once our brains settle into that “vacation mode”. But if we remember to set up our houseplants to survive our absence, we’ll have lively plants to greet us upon our return.

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HOLIDAY DESIGN TRENDS

While winter is not heavily associated with plants, the holidays are the one major exception! Traditionally, holiday greenery has been limited to evergreen boughs, poinsettias, and Christmas cactus. This year, however, there have been exciting trends in holiday greenery, incorporating fresh-looking herbs and foliage in muted, neutral colors. We’re also seeing a shift into understated holiday decor. The freshest looks for the 2018 holiday season are inspired by minimalism and simplicity.

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CHRISTMAS TREES

It doesn’t truly feel like Christmas until we’ve brought home the tree! Decorating the tree as a family is as much of a tradition as the Christmas morning gift exchange. However, while you might have anywhere from five to fifty gifts under the tree at once, most families only get one tree! That’s why it’s essential to make sure we’re choosing the right tree and giving it the care it needs to last all season long.

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OVERWINTERING TENDER ANNUALS

While some of our perennials are lucky enough to just be going into their beauty sleep for the winter, we’re saying goodbye to some of our favorite summer annuals. The approaching winter weather doesn’t have to mean the end for all of your annuals, though! Despite their name, many of these plants can thrive for years of summer weather if you save them from the cold.

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