Peruse these articles for tips on keeping your holiday greenery fresher for longer and buying beautiful flowering plants for the holidays, advice on feeding wild birds during the winter months and how to recycle your Christmas tree once the gifts have all been opened. Keep your stress at bay with nature’s remedy and even learn some things you never knew about snow and the winter solstice. Enjoy, and happy holidays!
The history of holly: A perennial favorite Christmas plant
The nature of snow: A white Christmas blanket for the garden
Mistletoe: A classic Christmas plant (and a parasite to trees)
Lavender: Nature’s way to keep holiday stress at bay
Past poinsettias: Five flowering plants that make perfect Christmas (or Hanukkah) gifts
Fresh holly and mistletoe: How to care for classic Christmas greens
Recycle your fresh Christmas tree: DIY, Denver Treecycles and more
Winter Solstice Part One: History and mystery of the longest night
Winter Solstice Part Two: The science of Winter Solstice
How to help wild birds survive winter
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