The holiday season is here, and with it comes the joyous tradition of decorating our homes with festive wreaths, garlands, roping, and arrangements. There’s something special about the smell of fresh evergreens that brings a warm, cozy feeling indoors. Let’s delve into the world of fresh holiday evergreens and explore the different types used in beloved holiday decorations.
The Fraser fir is among the most popular evergreens used in holiday décor. It has a beautiful, dense, symmetrical shape – the perfect Christmas tree – and its needles are deep green and soft to the touch, making it a favorite for use in wreaths and garlands. The Fraser fir is also known for its citrusy scent and, most importantly, its excellent needle retention, meaning it will stay fresh and lush throughout the holiday season. This is by far our most popular Christmas tree variety!
Douglas Fir and Juniper
The Douglas fir is a favorite for indoor centerpieces. It has a lovely aroma – a fresh mix of sweet pine and citrus. Its needles are soft and glossy. The white line below each needle gives this fir a bluish-green hue. Its boughs are a beautiful addition to all evergreen holiday decorations. Despite having a shorter needle retention, it is still a favorite among decorators. Juniper
White pine is a softer, more delicate-looking evergreen with long, feathery, blue-green needles. Its flexible branches make it an excellent choice for creating cascading garlands and wreaths with a graceful drape. Although White Pine is beautiful, it does not have good needle retention, so plan to use it for shorter periods. We offer this as a Christmas tree, rolls of roping and also cut branches.
Cedar is a unique, textural, fragrant evergreen with light yellowish-green needles. Cedar is used in porch pots, centerpieces and any other decorating It has a rustic charm and a fresh and spicy scent. Cedar is available in boughs and as a garland. Use the boughs to create wreaths, and swags, as its thin, flexible branches are easy to work with. Its needle retention is not the longest, so it should be enjoyed indoors while it lasts.
Fresh holiday trees, roping, wreaths, and cut bunches of greens are essential to the holiday season. With such a wide variety of evergreens available, it’s easy to create unique and stunning decorations embodying the season’s warmth and joy. Shop our large selection of fresh cut trees, bunches of greenery, wreaths, and garlands in our greenhouses-staying warm and dry!