Midday Fix: Holiday tree and plant care tips from Tony Fulmer, Chalet Landscape Nursery and Garden Center

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Tony Fulmer

Event:
Houseplant Re-Potting
December 14
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Chalet Landscape Nursery and Garden Center
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette
www.chaletnursery.com

To learn more about paperwhite care, visit Tony's blog:

www.hortiholic.com  

Tony's Tips:

To keep real Christmas trees fresh, fill reservoir with warm water, not cold. Avoid using commercial preservatives and be sure stand has water at all times.

If you’re making your own outdoor container with greens, replace the old potting soil from summer and fill with topsoil, to keep the pot upright during a harsh winter and anchor stems in place.

Maintain outdoor winter containers by watering them frequently when temperatures are above freezing. You can also spray the undersides of evergreen stems in containers with Wilt-Pruf to keep them fresher longer.

Take care of paperwhites by placing them in a tall glass vase like a bouquet.