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Nigel's Pruning Workshop - March 2...
Come learn how to prune and care for your fruit trees. When: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11am-12noon Where: Campbell River Garden Centre Cost: $...
Welcome 2019!
Welcome to a brand new year in the garden! February HoursMonday to Saturday 11-4Closed Sundays Note: in case of snow we generally close the store....
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Thank you to all of our customers for a wonderful year at the Garden Centre. Our store is now closed for winter break. We will Re-Open February 1st...

Living Christmas Trees

If the idea of using a tree that you can plant in your garden later appeals to you, this is how I would do it. First, choose a tree that you would like to add to your garden. So it may not look exactly as what we have come to think of a traditional Christmas tree; however, it will be pleasing in your yard for many years to come
 
It is important to know that a living tree will only tolerate being in your home for a short period and will not like to be in a room with a wood stove or other extreme heat source. While your tree is indoors keep it well watered. Acclimatize it before putting it back out in the cold again by setting it in the garage or carport overnight.
 
As your tree will only be in the house a few days (about 7-10 at the very longest!), you may want to make a bit more of a fuss over it than usual. Make sure the whole family is home to set it up so that this new tradition appeals to all.
 
Make your family's favourite easy dinner or have an appie night, it feels like a family party! Get your kids to help with the traditions like lighting candles or choosing Christmas music. I think these are the specials times that your family will treasure. You might decide to plan where the tree should be planted before Christmas and if time allows dig the hole so that the hard work is done.
 
On Christmas day or Boxing Day, your family can make the outing to the yard, with hot chocolate in hand, to plant the tree.
 
Jolly Holly
 
When I was a child, my parents did this with us only it was a holly bush that we planted on Boxing Day. I really can't remember what I got for Christmas from Santa that year but and we named the holly bush, Jolly Holly, and we enjoyed it for many years!
 
Merry Christmas!  
Shauna Lambeth