Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Keeping your Holiday Greens Fresh

Whether you make it or buy it, fresh greenery is a great way to dress up your home for the holidays. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it also adds a wonderful aroma to your house. Decorating with greenery is one of the oldest holiday traditions around. Historically evergreens were used, but now all sorts of greenery varierities are used; such as holly, ivy, pine and cedar. With the proper care your greenery can be kept looking fresh longer. Dried out greenery is not only unattractive but it can also be a fire hazard. Here are a few tips that are helpful in caring for your greens.

Keeping Greenery Fresh
-Make sure to always place your fresh greenery away from heat ducts, radiators, appliances and other heat sources.
-Keep completed wreaths, garlands and arrangements in a cool location until use.
-Display fresh greenery and fruits out of the sun and away from heat.
-Plan to replace greenery and fruits throughout the holiday season if they become less than fresh.
-Water trees and arrangements frequently to ensure that they do not dry out.

If you are interested in learning more about the History behind Holiday Greenery check out this site that I came across in my travels.

Happy Holidays!

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