Everything You Need to Know About Holiday Greens
It isn't quite the holidays without the sights and smells that make us feel as if we're on a tree-covered mountaintop. Greens such as pine, cedar, and fir are the aromatic beauties that let us know that the holiday season has truly begun.
|L-R: Underside and top of Pacific Silver Fir, Noble Fir, and Mountain Hemlock|
|Christmas Greens Mixed Box|
According to Debbie, "the backbone" elements of our Christmas Greens are Fir, Pine, and Cedar. These three greens give us the signature smells and textures of Christmas, and pair nicely with other winter classics, such as juniper berry, white heather, and autumn huck.
Firs are high-elevation greens and are very fragrant with beautifully shiny, compact needles. Three holiday favorites are Pacific Silver Fir (also known as White Fir), Noble Fir, and Douglas Fir.
|From L-R: Silver Fir and Noble Fir|
Mountain Hemlock, one of our most exciting offerings this year, is found in the high elevations of the Northwest. Mountain Hemlock is blue-green in hue and prized for its long, shapely boughs which work well in elegant holiday arrangements such as wreaths, garlands, swags, and centerpieces. Once exposed to warmth, the needles spread out and separate, providing a nice, full appearance. It holds it shape well, lasts for weeks, and looks fantastic on a mantelpiece! Its shape and colors contrast especially well with Silver and Noble Fir, as seen in the first photo of this blog.
|Mountain Hemlock boughs|
|L-R: Princess Pine and Shore Pine|
Port Orford Cedar is a versatile holiday green with lovely long stems and flat, lacy foliage. While its filigree tips give it a delicate appearance, it is quite hardy, maintaining its color and vitality for weeks and weeks.
Two hot items this year are our Incense Cedar (also known as Yellow Bloom Cedar) and Berry Juniper. I love the colorful gold tips and blue berries on these branches. They both have great focal texture and punch when combined with other greens.
Seasonal and Western Greens
|L-R: White Heather and Blue Prince Holly|
Want more greens? Check out our other seasonal and western greens, including fragrant California bay leaf, red-tipped European holly, spiral-shaped autumn huck, lush salal, and lengthy beargrass and ponytails, which can bring depth, color, or height to any kind of holiday arrangement. Many of these are available in Pacific Northwest Greenery mixed consumer bunches.
|Seasonal Greens Mixed Bunch|
|Wreath made from mixed greens|
Right now we are filling the wonderful world of wholesale with our holiday greens, and now is the time to buy! This winter season, bring the smell and look of the Pacific Northwest forest home with you.