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November 2022

Cut Tree and Greenery Care

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Cut Tree and Greenery Care

Fresh cut trees and greens add a festive touch to the holidays. With proper care, you can enjoy them all season.

Here are a few tips:

Cut Trees

  • Make a fresh cut at the base of the tree and get it into water within one hour to prevent the sap from sealing, preventing the tree from taking up water.
  • Keep plenty of water in the tree stand. Your tree may use a gallon or more water a day and the stand may need to be refilled more than once.
  • Adding Prolong to the water will assist in the uptake of water and will help the tree retain its needles longer.
  • Place the tree away from heat vents and other heat sources.
  • Help prevent electric fires by inspecting all cords and unplugging your tree when you are not home.

Fresh Greens

  • Soak overnight or up to 24 hours and keep in a cool location, like the garage, until you are ready to decorate.
  • Keep away from heat vents and other heat sources. Temporarily remove greens from the mantle when the fireplace is in use.
  • Avoid placing wreaths and greenery between the main door and storm door. The heat and sun will accelerate drying out.
  • Daily misting will assist in moisture retention.
  • You may spray greens with an anti-desiccant such as Wilt-Pruf, which acts as a protective coating to prevent moisture loss. Always use outside and dry thoroughly before re-hanging them. Avoid using on junipers and berries as the product will cause them to turn black.

The team at Himmel’s Landscape and Garden Center wish you a joy filled holiday.

2022 Update: Tanyard Springs

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2022 Update from Tanyard Springs Food Bank


Pounds of Food Donated to Food Banks in 2022
An update from our friends at Tanyard Springs:
“I’m writing to thank you and Himmel’s for another year of support for the Tanyard Springs Community Garden Committee’s food bank project.
The Tanyard Springs community has a garden where residents can rent garden plots for personal use. Garden beds that are either unrented or are rented and donated back to the food bank project are used by the committee to grow vegetables and herbs that are donated to local food banks.
This year, we were able to donate 491 pounds of cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, squash and melons to area food banks [nearly double the 249 pounds we donated last year] using plants selected from Himmel’s in consultation with Himmel’s staff.
In addition, with your advice, we planted a pollination garden with perennials to attract bees and butterflies that will continue to enhance our community and support our garden project.
Again, our committee appreciates the support and advice Himmel’s has provided to our effort for the last three years.”