Look Around Lubbock: floral decorating ideas for holiday season

Look Around Lubbock: floral decorating ideas for holiday season

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The Texas Tech Greenhouse and Gardens is decorated for the holidays with some blooming plants in the greenhouse and gardens filled with freshly planted flowers.

Combining red, green and white plants can make beautiful center pieces for your table this holiday season. Needles, roses and hydrangeas can go along way when put together in a vase.

Some of the plants blooming right now in the greenhouse include poinsettias, crotons, succulents, and aloe vera plants. The 2.5 acre gardens are decorated and ready for pictures with pansies, cabbage, kale and more. There are a variety of colors of poinsettias based on selective coloring. The red and white leaves are natural colors, any other color is most likely artificial or painted. Poinsettias are tropical plants so in order to keep them alive, they need sunlight and water.

Fresh cut Christmas tree safety tips:

Fresh trees are less likely to catch fire, so look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from its branches. Always place your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights, and keep the tree base filled with water to avoid a dry out. Don’t forget to turn your Christmas tree lights off each night. When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye to your evergreen foliage.

For more information on the Texas Tech Greenhouse and Gardens: click here.

 

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