In our Custom Wreath Room, we’re making more than just Christmas wreaths! We’re creating custom pieces, from tree toppers and mantle pieces to garlands and tablescapes, all to help make your Christmas decorations just a little more special. With our handpicked ribbon and pick selections, we have everything you need to make this Christmas uniquely yours. Even for our crafty DIY-ers, our custom wreath room is packed with inspiration. Whether you’re looking to make this year’s wreath pop from the road, try out a themed Christmas tree, or dress up your table for the season, we can help!
We’ll be busy creating in the custom wreath room all holiday season, ready to decorate on the spot! We can design a look to make a beach house a little more festive, a farmhouse feels like Christmas, or transform your front porch into a winter wonderland. As much fun as we have while crafting and decorating for our customers, nothing is better than seeing the finished product. A tree in the living room with a topper to match a festive custom mantelpiece makes a room come alive for the holidays, whether you’re enjoying cocoa by the fire or opening gifts on Christmas morning surrounded by family. A swag of fresh greens to coordinate with roping around a front door makes friends and family feel a warm festive welcome when visiting for the holidays. When we create pieces for our customers, we are creating happy feelings and memories too!
Come visit us in our Custom Wreath Room to get inspired this holiday season!
The holidays are upon us, and nothing brings that festive spirit out more than getting your Christmas tree. For many families, this means gathering up the family and traveling to cut a tree down. But for others, this means going to a nursery to pick out a live tree. While it may seem intimidating at first, decorating and then planting a tree that you can enjoy the rest of your life is simple, and only requires you to follow a few key guidelines.
- Pre dig your hole: By digging now and covering your hole with mulch or straw, you can avoid the hassle of having to dig in frozen ground.
- Slowly bring your tree inside: Your tree will be used to cold temperatures. Before bringing it to your heated indoor space, bring it to an unheated garage or porch first, allowing it to slowly acclimate.
- Plan to keep your tree inside no longer than five days. Any longer and the tree may begin to break dormancy.
- Keep the root ball moist but not overly wet.
- When moving outside, follow the same routine as you did while bringing them inside. Allow a week to readjust to colder temperatures before putting your tree out in the elements.
By following this list, as well as your usual planting instructions, you will be able to enjoy your tree year after year. Happy Holidays!
Turkish Fir is quickly becoming our most popular Choose & Cut Christmas trees at Van Wilgen’s. Growing Christmas trees is a labor of love. There is a lot of work that goes into making sure our fields are full of premium Van Wilgen Grown trees. We all know Fraser Fir,
The most popular Christmas tree in our area. They are great for needle retention, great color contrast, and pretty good for holding heavy ornaments. Frasers are slow-growing and may take up to 10 years before they can be harvested. They are also tricky to grow. Frasers do not like hot dry summers and are prone to many pests and fungal problems.
Those are many of the reasons we started looking for alternatives to Fraser Fir for our fields. We needed a tree that had all the great features of Fraser without many of the headaches. We were recommended to try Turkish Fir by many people we know in the industry. At the time none of us knew much about them. All the research on them was positive so we started planting them in our fields. We quickly saw we had a winner! They were growing much faster and fuller than Fraser. That we instantly liked! They have not suffered pest damage or root rot like Frasers either. All positives from a growing point of view.
Turkish Fir is native to the mountains of the Black Sea. Their needles are two-tone green and silvery blue that gives off a shimmery look. They are very full and elegant looking and have been the number one choice for Christmas trees in Europe for many years. They have sturdy branches for heavy ornaments and excellent needle retention. I invite you to come to walk our 15 acres of trees and see how great Turkish Fir are.