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In the Garden: Tips to extend the life of your holiday greenery

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The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the beauty of boughs and bouquets. We may be given the gift of a beautiful centerpiece, gorgeous poinsettia or amaryllis bulb. Our porches, doors and mantelpieces may be graced with evergreen wreaths and garlands.

All of these require a different method of care to keep them fresh and festive and often, homeowners struggle with falling needles, wilting leaves and a general lack of “shelf life” for these living holiday decorations.

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