Winter at Honeymoon Acres
All Here at Honeymoon Acres receive the poinsettias in July. The poinsettia plants come into the greenhouse as plugs. We transfer the poinsettias into a bigger pot. The number of poinsettias in each container really depends on the container's size.
Then the 6 1/2" pot contains one plant also but it has a poinsettia variety that fills the required space of the pot it is in.
The 8 1/2" pots require three plants to fill the pot.
They are very magnificent when fully grown. Eventually the poinsettias' leaves start to change very beautiful colors. The poinsettias change their leave color from dark green to either red, maroon, pink, or white. There also is a marble kind and others. The poinsettias are ready to be sold at our location on the hwy around thanksgiving and are sold all the way to the 24th of December. Since we grow all poinsettias ourselves that once we run out of them we are out for the season. We do not order in more, so come as soon as you can to pick one out!
Did you know that the leaves are actually the color of a poinsettia and that the flowers are actually the yellow centers. Also did you know that the poinsettia plant is native to Mexico. Makes sense though because they love a warm temperature. Lastly did you know that the roots of the poinsettia plants are very harmful to pets and animals. Keep the plants away from any critter that could get at them.
How to care for Poinsettias
Moderately bright light is best, but poinsettias will tolerate low light.
Moderately moist soil is preferred. Water thoroughly when soil surface fells dry to the touch. Drain excess water in saucer at base of pot to prevent root rot and protect furniture.
Moderate temperatures are ideal: 60-70 degrees F (18-21 degrees C) daytimes and 60-65 degrees F (15-18 degrees C) nights. Avoid excessively hot and cold areas. Drafty areas like in windows or by a door are not an ideal place for them.
Long-lasting poinsettias will benefit from periodic applications of fertilizer, used according to manufacturer's directions.
Key Tips for Success: Bright light and cool night temperatures will help delay flower bud and will maintain brightly colored bracts.
Here at Honeymoon Acres in the winter time we carry Christmas trees. We sell Fraser Firs. We display our trees by hanging them in our greenhouse. It shows their true straightness in trunk and exposes their true shape.
Fraser fir trees are a fragrant "Southern Balsam" featuring medium length needles, stiff branches and good needle retention, which makes them last longer than a Balsam fir.
Celebrated the season with a festive fresh-cut Christmas tree!
Care of a Christmas Tree
For maximum beauty and safety, use a tree stand that holds 1 gallon of water. Refill daily. A fresh tree containing adequate moisture will NOT support a flame. Before placing tree in stand, cut at least 1/4" off the base to remove sap and allow absorption of water. Do not allow water level to drop below the trunk bottom or a new sap plug will form. Place tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources that could dry the tree.
All of our evergreen branches come from Central Wisconsin. To guarantee freshness, we get the evergreen boughs in November. All wreaths are hand-made and we guarantee that you will be satisfied with the end product.
Traditional Christmas Wreaths
These hand-made Fraser Fir wreath consists of an evergreen aroma that can make a beautiful decoration for the holidays. Every wreath includes full pine cones tipped with white paint to create the illusion of snow. The Fraser wreaths also comes with a beautiful hand-made velvet bright red bow. Both the pine cones and bows are weatherproof. No need to worry about the unruly weather during the winter holidays.
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Decorative Christmas Wreaths
The mixed wreath will of course be consisting of Fraser fir along with various mixed greens. The wreath could consist of variegated boxwood, holly, variegated holly, colored eucalyptus (blue, green, dark purple), and any of the Wisconsin's nature evergreens.
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Shaped Christmas Wreaths
This is a great door decoration. The arch wreath is made from Fraser fir boughs and other natural evergreen branching such as: pine and cedar. The arch is centered with a red weatherproof velvet bow.
Candy Cane (left or right sided)
This fun wreath is shaped like a cane. The wreath has Fraser fir branching to make it look like a candy cane. A red velvet bow, that is weatherproof, embraces the evergreen branches to complete the look. The wreath comes in both a right and left side so be specific when ordering.
Flocked Candy Cane (left or right sided)
Flocking is a dusting of white snow like material that clings to the evergreen branches that make the candy cane. Like the regular candy cane the flocked candy cane come in both left and right sides and is delicately decorated with red velvet ribbon that gives it the divine look of a real candy cane (only larger).
Small Christmas Tree & Big Christmas Tree
These Christmas tree is made out of Fraser fir greenery. It is decorated with red velvet ribbon and ornament balls of different colors.
This wreath is a nice memorial wreath. You can use it for cemeteries or if you like the decoration of the cross then this is perfect for Christmas. The cross wreath is made from Fraser fir boughs. The cross is centered with a red weatherproof velvet bow or other colored weatherproof bow.
This wreath is shaped as a heart made from Fraser fir boughs. It is decorated with a red velvet ribbon and a great gift for that loved one.
This wreath is in the shape of box made from Fraser fir and decorated to look like a festive present.
Single Clip (Mini Swag)
This wreath consists of a single clip that holds a good amount of Fraser fir branches. The length and width is about 5-6". It is shaped like a hand. Sizes and greens in wreaths may vary.
This wreath consists of 3 clips that holds a good amount of Fraser fir branches. The length is about 30" and the widest part at the bottom is about 12". It is shaped like a broom with the big bristles to the bottom. Sizes and greens in wreaths may vary.
This wreath is made with the evergreen boxwood. It is to last the longest out all of the evergreens. It makes a nice outdoor decoration along with indoor decoration. The wreath has red berries and a beautiful weatherproof red velvet bow that add delicateness to the wreath.
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At the store we sell evergreen bundles of various kinds. We carry Fraser Fir bundles, Cedar Bundles, Pine Bundles, and now a mix of pine and fraser fir. Also sometimes we sell other greenery such as holly, boxwood, or juniper by pound.
These planters are filled with a mix of sand and dirt that enable the branching to stay securely during our harsh winters. They are meant for the outdoors and make great additions to porches or steps that need a little Christmas cheer! In many of them, we put a tree top in the center and surround that with the Fraser fir and many other various greenery branching such as: boxwood, juniper, cedar, etc. They are very beautiful and add a little something to the outdoor decorating. Please stop in to see the variety of mixed Christmas planters.
Do you have an area where a hanging basket once was? If so, a kissing ball would be the ideal evergreen decoration for you. Do not take the name too literal. The evergreen filled ball consists of a variety of evergreen branches stuck into it. The main evergreen is Fraser fir. The Fraser fir will last longer and keep fresher. The ball is attached by a strong chain so it will not break on you and you can hang it anywhere outside. The kissing ball is a favorite among Wisconsinites around the area. It is gorgeous, big ball of evergreen that can dress up any home with Christmas cheer.
Our garland is made thick and luscious. We make the garland ourselves with a machine that ties it all together. Usually it is sold by 25'. The garland is made from Fraser fir evergreens. There is also a mixed garland that contains cedar, white pine, and Fraser fir in it. This is a very eye pleasing mixture.
We provided centerpieces for indoors now. They add a nice display of Christmas on a table or window sill. There are different sizes and an arrangement of different greenery in the centerpieces. Ever centerpiece is unique. No two are the same. So come on in to see the array of styles provided.
All evergreen products are subject to availability and time of the season. Only products available in Winter.