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Christmas trees & holiday greens : decorating ideas from the common sense gardener
Sweeton, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
102 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
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SB435 .S95 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Holiday
SB435 .S95 2003 Current Holiday Item Holiday

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With more than thirty years experience in the gardening business, Deborah and Michael Sweeton have made quite an impact on the seasonal pleasure of gardening. In this book, they offer commonsense ideas for making the holiday season full of cheer, including:

Ø Caring for plants of the season
Ø Using fresh-cut greens, inside and outside
Ø Making and decorating wreaths
Ø Searching for the perfect tree
Ø Selecting and caring for cut and live trees
Ø Using plants and greens around the house

Expert advice and simple step-by-step instructions make this book helpful for year-round preparation. Whether you're a novice or an experienced gardener, CHRISTMAS TREES AND HOLIDAY GREENS will provide everything a holiday-lover needs to make a very merry Christmas.

Author Notes

DEBORAH SWEETON is President and Growing Operations Manager, and MICHAEL SWEETON is Vice President, of Techni-Grower's Greenhouses, a multimillion-dollar wholesale ornamental nursery business. Techni-Grower supplies flowers and plants to nurseries and garden centers throughout the New York metropolitan area and restaurants, motels, and world-famous designers. The Sweetons also run The General's Garden (, the retail garden center for their business. They are also the authors of 101 Commonsense Gardening Tips (page TK).

Table of Contents

Plants of the season
Poinsettiap. 3
Amaryllisp. 12
Paper Whitep. 13
Christmas Cactusp. 15
Cyclamenp. 16
Norfolk Island Pinep. 18
Hollyp. 19
Kalanchoep. 20
Greens Fresh Cut for Inside
Hollyp. 24
Boxwoodp. 25
Princess Pinep. 26
White Pinep. 27
Juniperp. 28
Cedarp. 28
Greens Fresh Cut for Outside
Balsamp. 33
White Pinep. 34
White Cedarp. 34
Juniperp. 35
Boxwoodp. 35
Hollyp. 36
Roping and Garland
Making Your Own Garlandp. 37
Purchasing Roping and Garlandp. 38
Decorating with Roping and Garlandp. 39
Balsamp. 40
Juniperp. 41
Fraser Firp. 41
White Pinep. 42
Noble Fir/Mixed Greensp. 42
Making Your Ownp. 43
Trimmingp. 45
Choosing your Tree
Balsamp. 51
Fraser Firp. 53
Other Abiesp. 54
Douglas Firp. 55
Scotch Pinep. 56
Eastern White Pinep. 57
Norway Sprucep. 59
Colorado Sprucep. 59
Picking a Fresh Treep. 60
Caring for Your Treep. 62
Live Treesp. 65
Fun Holiday Projects
Window Boxesp. 67
Swagsp. 68
Kissing Ballsp. 69
Bowsp. 71
Candle Ringp. 74
Topiariesp. 75
Gingerbread Housep. 68