Oh Christmas Tree!

It’s that time of year again! The market is buzzin’ with holiday cheer! Our garden center has transformed into a winter wonderland.  From wreaths to garlands and fresh Vermont Christmas trees, we have everything you need. Add a hot chocolate and cookie from the deli and you’re good to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to make sure you’re prepared to pick out your perfect tree, so here is a list of things you should have in mind when choose your Christmas tree.

The Height:

Did you measure how much room you have from floor to ceiling? You want to make sure you leave enough room for any tree topper that you use for a decoration.

The Freshness:

Make sure you always take the time to look at the freshness of the tree. A good way to test it out is to pull a branch towards you. If only a few needles come off, then the tree should be good to go! Make sure the needles are nice and crisp and keep your eyes open for any discoloration, signs of dryness or loss of needles.

Bring It Home:

Once you find the perfect tree, it’s time to take it home. We can’t stress enough the importance of preparing the base of the tree. Preparing the base of the tree makes sure it is able to absorb water quickly and correctly. It’s a pretty simple to do! With a small handsaw, cut a ½ -1 inch off the bottom of the tree. Tada! Make sure you have your tree stand ready and securely fit the tree into it. Once you have the tree upright and secure, add a good amount fresh water to the stand.

Tree Care:

Make sure your tree gets lots of fresh water, especially in the first few hours. You’ll need to add water every day to make sure it stays well hydrated. A well hydrated tree = a safer, less combustible tree. It might be a good idea to check for any sap leaks just in case it starts to drip on the floor. The last thing you want to do is open sticky presents on Christmas morning.

Decorating Time:

Now comes the best part…decorating! This part is all up to you! Some folks like to go with classic white lights and garland or brightly colored lights with fun, handmade ornaments.

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