Our Top 5 Picks to
Deck the Halls
Greenery. Whether it's a wreath on the front door, garland draped along the stairway railing or an arrangement for a table, freshly cut greenery is the simplest way to create an elegant display and bring the scents of the season indoors.
Poinsettias. These are the favorite Christmas bloom, and are now available in many interesting colors in addition to the classic red. We have a true bright white in store this year as well! To care for poinsettias, keep them away from heat sources and cold, drafty areas (near entryways). Water thoroughly, saturating the soil, and then allow the soil to become dry to the touch before watering again. If your poinsettia is in a container that does not drain, be sure to empty excess water from the container after watering.
Hydrangeas. "Hothouse" hydrangeas, which are grown in a greenhouse and forced to bloom for the holidays, are the perfect addition to any southern home for the winter season. Unlike poinsettias, they can be planted in the landscape next spring, where they will grow and bloom for years to come. For this reason, they make excellent gifts for the green-thumbs on your Christmas list.
Bulbs. Bring a touch of spring indoors for the holidays with blooming amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs. Both are easily forced into flowering. Amaryllis require 6 to 8 weeks to bloom and paperwhites require 3 to 4 weeks. While it's too late to start amaryllis bulbs for blooms by Christmas, you still have time to force paperwhites if you get them planted soon. If you're too pressed for time to worry with forcing your own, we have both amaryllis and paperwhites in stock that have already been started and will definitely be blooming in time for Christmas.
Violas & Conifers. 'Tis the season for holiday gatherings, and you still have time to plant pansies and violas in outdoor containers and flower beds. Their colorful, cold-hardy blooms will create a cheerful welcome for family and friends. We have a variety of conifers that can be planted in containers as well. These "living Christmas trees" are especially lovely decorated with lights for the season, and can be planted in the landscape later where they'll mature to their full size.