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Wreath making at your local nursery

Dec 3rd, 2014 | Category: Growing

Ideas for winter color

 This time of year our local nurseries show off holiday decor and winter plants, including materials and guidance for wreath making and other seasonal items.

Local wreathmaking options include at Garden Spot Nursery in Bellingham, above (COURTESY PHOTO) and at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon, below (PHOTO BY EVE BOE).

Local wreathmaking options include at Garden Spot Nursery in Bellingham, above (COURTESY PHOTO) and at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon, below (PHOTO BY EVE BOE).

Wreathmaking is available at several nurseries, including Garden Spot Nursery in Bellingham, Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon, and Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville. And for those not interested in making their own, all nurseries offer them, with many local farmers selling wreaths and swag as well.

In a special family-focused event, Garden Spot Nursery will host a Kid’s Holiday Family Centerpiece Party on Saturday, Dec. 20. Owner Marcy Plattner will show the whole family how to use greens, cones and containers, and decorate with a collection of French ribbons. The workshop fee is $30, and includes all supplies, as well as milk and treats provided. It starts at 9 a.m. Call (360) 676-5480 to sign up.

Christianson’s Nursery offers complimentary use of two wreathmaking machines this month. Wire rings and greenery are available for purchase, or you may bring your own. Reservations are required. Call (360) 466-3821.

For those who enjoy giving flowers, plants and trees as gifts or for added color in the winter time, there are many options. Flowers like Christmas cactus and hellebores offer beautiful color, as well as the poinsettia and amaryllis. Potted herbs, like rosemary, make a great gift, and packets of seeds or gift certificates are always a fun stocking stuffer. Check out local nurseries for pot sales as well this time of year, including Kent’s Garden and Nursery. Maples, dogwoods, and other trees are good buy, too.Wreath Making 2012 (1)

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