Thirsty Thursday Cocktails

December Cocktail Recipes:

Thirsty Thursday is back on December 1 for some tasty Christmas inspires cocktails.  How much do you LOVE the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree?  Have you ever wished you could taste it?  Well now you can!  We will be sampling a Balsam Shrub cocktail.  Its made by making a simple syrup out of your Christmas tree needles, mixed with gin and cranberry juice.  So cool right?  Swing on by Thursday night from 5-7 for the recipe and a taste.  We will also be mixing up cranberry Moscow mules,  an apple cider sangria and plain ol apple cider.

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Picking out the Right Christmas Tree

We all have our own holiday traditions, whether it is a Christmas dinner, the day you put up your tree or maybe there is a specific ornament that needs to be the first on hung on the Christmas tree. We all have our own traditions and everyone is different. Just like the varieties of Christmas trees available on the market these last several years.

Are you interested in something new this Christmas? Or do you wonder what the differences really are? Take a look at these Christmas Tree varieties – in sizes from adorable tabletop trees to majestic giants – found right here at Scenic Roots your local garden center.  This guide will surely help you pick out the right Christmas Tree. Continue reading Picking out the Right Christmas Tree

Christmas Trees- real v. fake

The True Debate- Real v. Fake

Each holiday season, shoppers find themselves confronted with a choice: celebrate with a fresh, Christmas tree, or one that is artificial plastic or aluminum. What most people don’t realize is that the best choice has always been the traditional and natural choice – a Real Christmas Tree.

real christmas tree

Consider this:
• While they’re growing, Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen.
• Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms just like any crop.
Harvesting a Christmas Tree is no more damaging to the environment than harvesting an ear of corn.
• To ensure a constant supply, Christmas Tree farmers plant a new seedling for every tree they harvest.

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Inspiring Fall Containers

Get Creative, Be Bold, Be Bright

All of us here at Scenic Roots believe the fall is the best season.   We rework our lawns, transplant shrubs, create new landscapes and dress up our containers and window boxes in shades of yellows, reds, orange and browns.   BUT we realize that you may not feel the same way.  Have you totally given up on gardening?  Has the summer exhausted you that you don’t want to be creative?   The fall is a better season than spring.  We feel the industry fails you by putting things on sale and shutting their doors.  We specifically plant mums later in the season so they are in bloom for you at the end of October into November.  We have all sorts of annuals for window boxes and planters that will extend your season into November.  Don’t give up- the fall truly is the prettiest time of year.  Come see us and get inspired.  Here are a few pictures to inspire you.