Winter Greenery Care Tips

The key to extending the life of cut greens is maintaining hydration.
Many premade planters and arrangements use either soil or floral foam to maintain structure and moisture. Ensure that these two mediums are wet until the weather reaches freezing temperatures. At that point, water can’t go anywhere and you shouldn’t need to add additional moisture to the pot or floral foam.
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Upon thawing however, the branches will start drinking again and you should rewater.
If you are bringing home undecorated branches, consider conditioning them prior to creating your arrangement. You can give the ends of loose cuttings a quick trim and soak them in a bucket of cool water for a few hours or overnight.
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If you have an undecorated wreath or garland that is large and made up of hundreds of tiny cut boughs, you could consider using your bathtub for this soak. While you aren’t giving all the stems a fresh trim, you will be providing some extra hydration through the needles.
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Luckily, most winter greenery stays outside for the holiday season. Fresh greenery will last longer outdoors in cold climates. We are currently misting our greenery twice a day. As winter arrives, cold drizzle or snow should help slow moisture loss.
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Inside our homes it gets much dryer and greenery may struggle. Be sure to keep winter greens away from heat sources and out of direct sunlight if possible. Daily misting should also prove to be very beneficial.

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Our seasonal greenhouse is stocked with fresh holiday greenery and today we are going to feature some of the items you can expect to see on your next visit.
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We have a wide selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths, boughs, garland, and cemetery blankets. With all the additional embellishments available in store there’s no limit to the designs you could create!

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