Sunday, December 8, 2013

Evergreens -- A look at holiday trees

What kind of Christmas tree
do you usually select 
when you bring a fresh one 
into your home for the holidays?

There are so many varieties
to choose from!

There are Balsam Firs.

Close-up of a balsam fir

There are Douglas Firs.

Close-up of Douglas Fir

There are Eastern White Pines.

The Norway Spruce.

Close-up of Norway Spruce.

The Fraser Fir.

Close-up of Fraser Fir branch.

The White Pine.

Close-up of a White Pine.

The Colorado Blue Spruce.

Close-up of the Colorado Blue Spruce

And the Scotch Pine,
to name a few.

Close-up of a Scotch Pine.

If you put up a fresh tree in your home,
what variety is your favorite?

Maybe there is a local variety 
where you live
that you can tell us about?

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Have a lovely Sunday.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Growing up we always had Scotch Pines, but how I wanted a white pine. One year my parents gave in, pretty but bad to hold ornaments.
Now we always have a Fraser Fir, and I love them!

therelishedroost said...

We just cut ours down yesterday from our neighbors tree farm! I felt a bit sad as we hacked away at this beautiful Balsam Fir, but my girls insist on a real tree!! It soaked all yesterday after a fresh cut and now it will be decorated this afternoon!! I love seeing what type of tree people choose as well!!! Happy Decorating!!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Sadly due to allergies, most of the family, we are unable to use any real trees. So there are many faux trees throughout the home. But my choice would be a Frasier fir or a blue spruce.

My Cozy Casita said...

My is fesh fron Home Deport The Fraser Fir is ours.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

The trees are all so pretty. Inside I stick with a fake Christmas tree. We add lights to our outside evergreens.


I always have fresh greenery for my C'mas tables centerpieces, as the we stopped buying fresh since 20 years ago, because it dry up quite fast and the ornies fall and it gets the house dirty.
I can smell those lovely greens all the way thru the computer!
Happoy Christmas pretty lady.

michele said...

i''m a spruce lover! hope this finds you well, polo girl.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

We like to cut down the Fraser Firs...they really last and hold there needles.

Lynne said...

Fresh trees in many rooms . . . for years. It has changed as I have grown older.

My first preference was a Colorado Blue Spruce. Perfect for hanging the ornaments. Prickly to decorate but they were well worth it. Usually a 15' graced our great room. Once we splurged with an 18'. It would take me more than a week to decorate.

Fraser Fir . . ., Douglas Fir and Balsam Fir, smaller trees, some potted to plant in the woods were in various rooms. I also had à small Norway Spruce. Loved the dark green color of the boughs.

Many memories live in my heart and in pictures . . . glorious days they were. The fragrance alone of a live tree inside makes the season come alive.

Thank you for this post . . . it has stirred my memories!

Karen said...

Before we switched to fake tree, we always bought a Noble Fir. Our fake tree is styled after a Noble Fir. I buy live wreathes to bring the scent into our home.

The Refeathered Roost said...

My father had a fraser fir tree farm with some white pine on it as well when I was growing up. Still hike up the mountain to bring home a fraser fir every weekend following Thanksgiving. Love the pine scent in our home!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh dear...I am afraid my trees are all artificial, I miss the fragrance of a fresh tree but not the inconvenience. And, an artificial tree allows me to start my decorating sooner. But these are all beautiful trees.

Laura Madalene said...

It looks wonderful and all of the tree is very beautiful. Interior design ideas

Babs Richman said...

I love a fresh tree, but we haven't had one since our son grew up. We reluctantly bought an artificial one when he went away to college...many years ago. Now, I do my green thing with fresh cut greenery from the yard. My favorite tree would be Balsam fir. Alison, please know my thumbnail isn't updating on lots of blogs. Sorry, don't know what to do. Have a great weekend.
xo Babs

James Curtis said...

Love these trees, they will make a good Christmas trees.

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