Collier's Garden Scoop
December 2017

Christmas is just a few short weeks away- can you believe it? The nursery is brimming with seasonal plants, including many beautiful options to deck the halls or give as gifts. If you're in need of a little Christmas spirit,  we'd love for you  to join us  for our
Holiday Open House
this Saturday, December 2nd
from 9 until 5
Enjoy hot cider & refreshments and celebrate the season with us!
December Hours
Monday - Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 1 to 5  
through Saturday, December 23rd 

Fresh & Fragrant 
Has Arrived!
We have wreaths, swags & garland galore in stock now. There's just something extra special about bringing real greenery into the home for the holidays- the aromatic foliage will fill you and your holiday guests with Christmas spirit. We also have fresh greenery bunches if you'd like to create an arrangement using floral foam, which you soak in water before using to keep arrangements fresh throughout the season. To keep wreaths, swags and garland fresh we recommend keeping them away from direct sunshine and heat sources (fireplaces and heat vents) as much as possible. Before bringing your greenery indoors, spray with Crowning Glory or Pristine floral sprays, both of which form a clear liquid shield that seals in moisture and prevents live foliage from drying as quickly.

Our Top 5 Picks to
Deck the Halls
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) Pansies, 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.
Collier's Gift Cards  for the Gardeners on Your List!
Our gift cards are available in any amount, can be used over multiple visits and do not expire.  Purchase gift cards in small amounts to stuff in stockings, or in larger amounts so your loved ones can finish that landscaping project, plant their spring flowers or enjoy choosing a new statue, fountain or container for their garden.
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Collier's Nursery 
2904 Old Rocky Ridge Road
Birmingham, AL 35243