Christmas Trees at Crystal Lake

Christmas Trees

Fraser Fir
courtesy of http://devineacresfarm.com/christmas/fir/

When I looked into the history of what you and I call a Christmas tree, I found a TON of information. This is a brief synopsis: using evergreens, wreaths and assorted greenery, folks far back in time have used these items to celebrate  pre-Christain traditions, mid-winter festivals such as Saturnalia and  the Viking and Saxon worship of trees. The Christmas tree as we know it probably came in to fashion around the time of Queen Victoria.

christmas tree

Childhood Memories

A live Christmas tree is a huge part of my childhood Christmas memories. My dad and my bother would wrestle a huge, beautifully scented tree into the house about two weeks before Christmas. My  mother and my sister would go up to the attic and bring out the lights and baubles. The dad and brother would erect the tree and test and string the lights, while  mother and sister sorted and dusted the ornaments. There was a nativity scene as well, which was placed on a table near the tree.  The nativity was my favorite Christmas tradition by far. I spent hours arranging the little animals, telling myself the story and wondering what it would be like to sleep in a little manger lined with straw.

nativity

A Family Affair

The whole family decorated the tree.  We could choose any decoration we liked and place it anywhere on the tree. Mum or dad would place a sparkly star at the top, and sometimes chose one of us children to place it. That was a big honor! In those days we had thin strips of shiny tinsel that got all over everything. There was always a bit of a dispute as to how much should be used. The kids wanted to smother the tree with it and mum and dad wanted only teeny bits placed. We were allowed to use too much, and later mum would make it disappear, to save herself the bother of finding it everywhere later.

Christmas tree

We Have It All!

Crystal Lake Garden Shop in Plymouth has trees, wreaths, kissing balls available now. We also offer a great selection of garland and greenery to  decorate your space. New and exciting items are arriving daily, so stop in for a chat and a look. We’re here 10-6 pm daily and looking forward to seeing you!

Pop-Up SALE! – ONE DAY ONLY!

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40% off all perennials and nursery stock!
That’s right folks, 40% off!

One day only! MONDAY September 18, 2017
Plymouth Shop Open 9-5

This is a great opportunity to get a super deal on perennials and nursery stock! It’s a perfect time to plant a perennial, shrub or tree.The cooler temperatures allow the plants to settle in nicely and get established before the winter. Add to an already existing garden or plant a new one, this sale can’t be beat!

ONE DAY ONLY! 40% OFF
ALL PERENNIALS and NURSERY STOCK
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
PLYMOUTH SHOP – OPEN 9-5

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Creative Workshop – Container Gardening with Mike!

A Festive Fall Antique Cranberry Box!

RESCHEDULED to Friday September 22, 2017 at 11am at the Plymouth Shop

Creative Workshop – Container Gardening with Mike!
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Our Creative Workshop Series continues with A Festive Fall Antique Cranberry Box!Creative Workshop - Container Gardening

Friday September 22, 2017 at 11am at the Plymouth Shop
In this workshop, you’ll create a beautiful combination of Fall-icious color in an antique cranberry box! Choose your favorite color of mum as a centerpiece and surround it with an brilliant array of plants which can include the bright lights of celosia,the deep purples of decorative kale, add to that a kaleidoscope of coleus, spikey ornamental peppers and a selection of foliage plants ranging from exuberant to luxurious!

Container Gardening with Mike! begins at 11 am.  All plant material, supplies, and container are provided. You’ll create your stunning, living, finished container filled with the best and most beautiful of  our own blooms available that day.

$50

Spots sell out quickly.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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Come by or call the Plymouth Shop

508-746-4439

Crystal Lake Garden Shop

252 Summer Street –  Plymouth Ma  02360

Better blooms for your bucks!