6 Steps for Indoor Holiday Greenery
Whether you live on the coast like me, or in the chilly north, fresh greenery looks so lovely during the Holidays. Greenery fresh from the garden is best, but if that is not an option for you there are plenty of nurseries to order your foliage from. Once you get your greenery, it is important to keep it looking good! Here are a few tips to help you out.
Cut Stems Properly. Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut your stems at a 45 degree angle to acheive maximun absorbtion.
Hydration is Key. Soak the cuttings in water for a minimum of two hours, overnight if time allows.
Additives to Water. Mix one part water to one part glycerin to keep the needles soft.
Treat. Spray the foilage with an anti-transpirant spray to hold the moisture in by sealing the leaves and bark. This solution is available at nurseries.
Keep out of Sunlight. Direct sunlight and heat sources will dry out your greenery quickly. Keep a misting bottle of water handy to spritz your greenery daily. The misting will also extend the scent of your greenery.
Replace. Vase water needs to be replaced daily. Yes, daily. To keep your arrangements in tip top shape they need fresh water everyday.
If your greenery turns brown, remove it and place it in the compost pile. Look in your garden to see what you can clip to bring inside. Even a few bare branches say Christmas simply and beautifully.
Snowflake vase is available! I have a few samples I am working on. Email me if you would like more information.