Types of trees we grow and how to care for them at home
Colorado Blue Spruce
From the spruce family, the Colorado Blue Spruce has a nice pyramidal shape with strong limbs that can hold heavy ornaments.
This Christmas tree is very popular in Germany; it is distinguished by its silvery-blue foliage and relatively stiff boughs and sharp needles. Wearing gloves is recommended when decorating a Blue Spruce. And don't worry about the cat getting into this one!
Caring for your Tree
This Christmas tree, from the same family as the traditional Norway Spruce, is distinguished from the rest through its spire-like habit and silver coloring of the needles. The Serbian's small needles are unique, having a dark blue-green upper side and blue-white under side. It is described as the most graceful of all the spruces.
This is the traditional Christmas tree that has been grown in Belgium for decades. The Norway Spruce is a beautiful tree and an excellent shade of green. Every Christmas, the Norwegian capital provides the cities of New York, London, Edinburgh, and Washington D.C. with a Norwegian spruce to place in the most central square of the each city...a traditional sign of gratitude for the aid provided during World War II.
Also known as the White Fir, the needles of a Concolor are usually 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long and pointed or notched at the tip. They are bluish-green when young and turn dull green with age.... As a Christmas tree, the Concolor Fir has good foliage color, a pleasing natural shape and aroma, and good needle retention.
Though it's not related to the true firs, the Douglas-fir has been the major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920's. It is a beautiful Christmas tree with soft, shiny dark-green or blue-green needles that have a sweet fragrance when crushed (great for potpourri!). Choose a Douglas Fir that is freshly cut and keep it well watered.
Original artwork above
by Vee Shelton
1- Ensure freshness by purchasing from Shelton's Tree Farm where you can pick up your tree the very day it is cut!
2- If possible, put tree in a stand with warm water within 1 hour from being cut. If more than an hour goes by, cut an inch off the trunk before setting it up.
3- Keep watered! You don't need any additives, only warm tap water.
4- Keep your tree away from heat sources to prevent it from drying out.
ENJOY THE LOOK AND FRAGRANCE OF A FRESH, LIVE TREE!