We offer a commanding selection of live and cut trees for the holidays. Our cut stock arrives mid November. Come in and see what we have.
We have a fantastic selection of live and cut Christmas Trees this year and we're offering extended hours for your shopping pleasure.
Come in and see this year's selection.
and a whole lot more...
In the first week, a cut tree in your home will consume as much as a quart of water per day. Be sure to keep it well watered. It will stay moist this way. Don't burn your tree in the fireplace.
The reason we get seasonal weather is due to the fact that the earth rotates just slightly off its axis -- 23 degrees and 27 minutes off the perpendicular to the plane of orbit -- and because the earth rotates around the sun, the winter solstice brings us the shortest daylight of the year where the sun has its lowest arch in the sky. Immediately the days begin to get longer and every day brings us closer to the beloved Spring. Every moment of the earth's journey around the sun is sacred. But the axis moments make us think of where we are and where we are headed. Such moments are like the entire landscape caught reflected in a drop of morning dew, where the glistening world freezes just outside the window. We see the light and color of stars and berries and ice where the winter is suddenly so beautiful and the great contrast between the cold outside and the warmth inside makes life seem wonderful. We bring the tree indoors, throwing lights and shiny ornaments across its boughs. We see the winter and speak it to each other through such rituals. All good days and nights are meant by this.
Some ancient traditions believe the evergreen conifers to be eternal. That is, they believe that the great clans of the Pine, the Redwood, the Cedar, Fir and Spruce don't die. They are, in fact, the attempt by nature's desire to live longer than life, to live forever. And they succeed.
Traditions of adorning the branches of evergreen trees began long before the time of the Baby Jesus. People would fancy up the trees around their homes to celebrate many things, including the hope of a long, peaceful existence. Some would adorn trees in conjuration of loved ones who had died, believing that the soul can and if all goes as decreed, will migrate from body to body, and after the circles of life have transpired, from body to tree. To finally become a tree was thought to assure extra long life since trees are cherished among the nations, and because the people will be in need of shade.
Putting actual lights on trees -- at first, candles -- dates back to the 17th century. In the 20th century, electric lights became popular. Also for decoration and a favorite in the 1950s were shiny 'icicles' made of strips of lead. The concept remained popular even after the health risk had been exposed. By the 1970s, icicle manufacturing had migrated from lead to plastic. By then, also, the aluminum foil tree with the primary color wheel had fallen out of fashion. To this day a large number of people have fake trees. Fake trees are not nearly as ecologically appropriate, especially since they end up in landfills, where as real cut trees can be recycled easily.
Some people prefer to decorate live trees, either outside, or one to be brought in for a very short time through an evening and a day of fun. Trees can be planted at any time of year, as long as a hole twice the size of the rootball can be made. Trees can be grown in containers for awhile. We sell both cut and live trees for the winter holidays. A tree takes about ten years to grow to an impressive size.
The most popular trees for both Christian and Pagan celebrations are usually Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Virginia Pine, Balsam Fir and White Pine.
We carry exceptional trees for the holidays, both large and small!
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For Christmas and the holidays, give your friends empty flower pots. You can fill them with gardening tools, or soaps and creams for after a good day in the dirt. Come in and see our tremendous selection of pots and lawn ornaments. Enough to send our hearts flying on New Year's Day toward Springtime and the warming of the soil.