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CHRISTMAS CACTUS

Looking for a plant full of charming holiday color? The holiday season is full of traditions and holiday plants have played an important role in seasonal celebrations for centuries. While Christmas trees, poinsettias and mistletoe immediately come to mind, they are not alone. There are other plant options that boast Yuletide. The Christmas cactus is yet another popular holiday plant. This thornless member of the cactus family has flat green foliage, which flower periodically. Blooms are tubular in shape and come in varying shades of reds, pinks, whites and yellows. This houseplant is easy to care for making them the perfect gift for those with or without a green thumb.

Christmas cactus prefers bright, indirect light, so be sure to keep it in a well-lit location away from drafts, heat vents and other sources of hot air. Drafts and temperature extremes can cause the flower buds to drop from the plant before they have a chance to open. And, unlike most other cactus, this one requires light to moderate watering. Christmas cactus is a great way to add a burst of color indoors during the holiday season and throughout the winter months ahead.

Get Gifting!

GREAT GIFTS TO GIVE AND TO GET

POINSETTIAS - You just can't go wrong with a traditional poinsettia gift. This year, give them a blooming gift they are sure to love. This Christmas flower comes in a variety of sizes and colors from red to white to even our exclusive painted poinsettias, embellished with glitter.

HEIRLOOM ORNAMENTS ~ 757 Collection - Celebrate Hampton Roads with this exclusive collection of ornaments. These two-sided, glass ornaments are intricately hand-painted celebrating all the cities of Hampton Roads. These keepsakes will be the highlight of any tree and are available for a limited time.

HOSTESS GIFTS - Don't show up empty handed to your holiday gathertings. Say thank you to that special host with unique wine tags, tea towels or candles.

LIVING ORNAMENTS - Make their Christmas come alive with a living ornament to adorn their tree or display on an ornament stand all through winter. With a beautiful glass orb, they can continue to fill their ornament from their very own garden with berry-producing shrubs and evergreens.

LOCAL JAMS, JELLIES & BUTTERS - Crafted locally from Virginia grown produce, these products offer the utmost quality at an affordable price. Our jams, jellies and butters are produced using the finest ingredients with methods established in the 1920’s. When you taste these jams and jellies you will experience vintage flavors in every bite. Taste the home-grown local goodness and give them a delectable treat.

ROSEMARY CONES - A rosemary cone will add warmth and fresh fragrance to your holidays. With a festive wrap, these tabletop plants add splashes of color and shimmering accents throughout the holiday season and are a beloved holiday gift idea.

GLOVES & TOOLS - The perfect gift for the gardener, gloves and tools never go out of style and always can be used. These make great stocking stuffers!

McDONALD GIFT PLANTS - These custom arrangements mix everyday plants with beloved holiday plants like poinsettias and Norfolk Island pines. Hand-selected and assembled in our greenhouse, these holiday arrangements will surely make someone's Christmas sparkle and shine.

HERB GARDEN MARKERS - Herbs such as basil, mint, thyme, rosemary and oregano are hardy and attractive herbs that can be grown indoors during the winter. Keep in pots indoors or transfer to the garden once the weather warms ups. Give these cute and attractive herb markers in a nice wood box for a great gift.

McDONALD GIFT CARDS - Give them the gift of choice. A gift card can be purchased in any amount from $10 to $300 at any McDonald location or online. The gift card can be redeemed at any McDonald location or can be used for landscape services. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about a size or color.

GARDEN STATUARY - With a wide assortment of statuary available, you can choose from something small to large, that fits any space and style. This keepsake will remind your special someone they are special all year long.

BIRDING ESSENTIALS - Still looking for that unique gift for the person on your list that has everything? Drop in and checkout the selection of bird feeders, birdhouses and birdbaths. Bird watching is one of America's fastest-growing hobbies, and backyard bird feeding is a convenient way to enjoy these fine-feathered friends. Surveys reveal that nearly half the households in the United States provide food for wild birds.

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