Tree Hunting

When hunting for the perfect Christmas tree what are some of the features you look for? Myself, I look for a tree with a tear-drop shape, a nice fat bushy base and nice pointy top. And of course a straight trunk. The amount of trees which have ticked all the boxes except a straight trunk have been countless. ..

For many years I have dreamt of owning my own Christmas tree which I could plant. This year the nursery I work at, Gardenworld, has Picea radiata for sale! As you can imagine I ran at them and bought one for my garden. I have also taken a lot of cuttings off my cut Christmas tree in the hope to get them to successfully propagate.

Are you getting a living or cut Christmas tree this year? If so, what do you look for in your tree.

Until next time happy gardening! By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2017

3 thoughts on “Tree Hunting

  1. I grew Christmas trees for one season back in about 1991. I really liked the exotic firs, although the native Douglas fir is the ‘traditional’ Christmas tree here. It does not matter, since I have never picked one out. When I was a kid, my grandfather brought white fir Christmas trees back from the summer house near Pioneer. In their home, they put a really pretty tree in the big window of the front parlor, and a bigger tree in the den where the ceiling was higher. The bigger tree in the den was where he set up his model trains, and where all the gifts were put. One year, he brought back a tree that was too tall for the den. The logical solution would have been to cut the bottom off. Well, my grandfather was not always the logical sort. He cut the top off. Oh my! My grandmother was not happy about that!

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    1. I don’t believe we have the Douglas Firs in Australia but they look impressive!! The tree we selected is 11-ft tall and was too tall for the original space we had in mind. We were going to cut some of the bottom of the tree off to make it fit but found it fitted nicely in our kitchen area instead. The story of your grandparents made me smile and laugh, thank you for sharing!

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