Holiday Centerpieces

Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery Blog By: Christina Timm

Picking Out The Best Centerpiece.

Norway spruce with red berries.

Norway spruce with red berries.

Fresh greens are a great way to add some holiday cheer to your dinner table. Bring the family around something truly inspiring this year. Here are some tips for picking out the best centerpiece and how to maintain its longevity.

First thing you want to think about is how big is your space? Is this for your dining room table or an end table? It's important to measure the space beforehand. With the busy holiday season, it's hard to remember everything, so write it down.

Spruce and White Pine Tips with red berries and a small cardinal.

Spruce and White Pine Tips with red berries and a small cardinal.

Next, make sure the centerpiece you are eyeing up has fresh greens. Our staff at Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery hand make all our centerpieces and hand pick the best greens to ensure you are taking home the best quality centerpiece possible. It is best to buy a centerpiece that isn't browning.  Make sure all your greens are a fresh bright green color!

Spruce and White Pine tips with red berries and pinecones.

Spruce and White Pine tips with red berries and pinecones.

When you find the centerpiece that speaks to you and make it a new addition to your home, it's important to know how to take care of the greens to maintain longevity.

Norway and White Pine tips with a white metal star.

Norway and White Pine tips with a white metal star.

Just like fresh cut flowers like water, fresh cut greens do as well. All our centerpieces are made with aquafoam to hold the greens in place and helps lock in the moisture. It's important to keep your greens well hydrated, watering them every 2-3 days as needed. If you start to see some browning on the greens, remove that portion with a pruners or remove the entire tip, depending on the severity.

Stop by Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery to see more centerpieces before the holidays. Saturday, December 23rd is our last day open for the holiday season!