How to Keep Your Live Christmas Greens Fresh

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Know How Long Fresh Christmas Greens Last

How long your greens will last can depend on many factors, but the most important is whether you will be placing them inside or outside.

How long will fresh greens last outside?

About 4-5 weeks.

How long will fresh greens last inside?

About 2 weeks.


BUY AT THE RIGHT TIME

The best time to shop our selection is the last week of November & the first week of December. You'll get the selection at it's finest and your choice of the freshest greens. When picking out your greens look for green needles that are more soft to the touch.

Even if you plan to put your greens inside, you can still shop early to make sure you're getting the best pickings. Just make sure to keep them outside until about 1-2 weeks before Christmas.  This way you still get to shop the greens at their peak, but also have them look nice and fresh when in use.


Give them a Mist

Christmas greens dry out when they are not hydrated enough, so spritzing with water is a great way to prolong their life. If the weather remains cool, most greens that are outside should need little misting attention. However, if there a bout of warm weather, you should fill a spray bottle with water and give your outdoor Christmas greens a mist.

If your Christmas greens are indoors, you should definitely mist them every day.


Place With Care

The more protected your greens are from the sun or wind, the longer they'll last. Sun will dry them out more quickly, so a shaded area is best. And the wind will dry them out as well, so a protected area is also key.

Christmas greens placed indoors should be kept away from heating vents, fans, and direct sunlight - all of which speed up the drying out process.


Re-hydrate Wreaths

Misting is great, but re-hydrated by dunking your Christmas greens, especially wreaths, is even better. Dump the backside of a wreath (since this is where the cut stems are located) in a bucket of water.


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