Christmas at Milberger’s
Milberger’s Nursery is now stocked with a large selection of Christmas inventory including Christmas trees, Christmas cacti, poinsettias, wreaths, garlands, & other Christmas decor that is synonymous with the holiday. December is a popular month at the nursery due to the delivery of Christmas trees that we receive and our ever popular Christmas Events for the whole family. Drop by Milberger’s Nursery to shop all things for the season.
Milberger’s offers the most reliable selection of Christmas trees. All of the trees on Milberger’s Christmas tree lot have been selected for their excellent needle retention and shape. Every tree is fresh cut and displayed in water to maintain superior freshness. Trees range from 5’ to 12’ tall.
The Nordman fir is Europe’s Christmas tree of choice because of its deep rich color, dense foliage, rounded needles, and light fragrance. Recently introduced to the U.S. market, it has grown steadily in popularity.
Nordman firs are very full in terms of both branches and foliage. The needles display a dark, green, glossy upper-surface with a contrasting silvery white under-surface. The needles are flat with rounded tips, and grow in symmetrical rows circling around the branch. The Nordman fir has excellent needle retention that makes it a great choice for any climate. Its light scent makes it a desirable species for consumers with allergies.
Currently grown in Oregon and shipped throughout United States, the Nordman fir is growing in popularity as availability increases. The Nordman fir is native to the Caucasus mountain range located in Turkey between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
The Fraser fir is an elegant tree. Its fragrance, full shape, strong branches, unique coloring and ability to retain its needles throughout the holiday season make it an excellent choice for a Christmas tree.
The Fraser fir has a pleasing, natural shape, without looking “sheared”. Strong branches that support heavier decorations curve slightly upwards. Needles are up to one inch in length and flat. The contrasting color of the upper and lower sides of the branch gives this tree a wintery, frosted appearance. Fraser fir has a very pleasant woodsy scent.
Fraser firs grow best in North Carolina and Oregon. It ships easily and will appear fresh well past Christmas day. Discovered by John Fraser in the 1800s, the Fraser fir is native to the southern Appalachians at approximately 3,000 feet in elevation.
The Noble fir has long been considered the “King” of Christmas trees. Its majestic beauty, rich fragrance and perfectly-spaced branches make it a top seller. Quality Noble firs should have a very well-shaped conical form, with regularly-spaced branches and a smooth taper from bottom to top.
Noble fir trees have a naturally symmetrical shape, with well-spaced, sturdy branches that are perfect for displaying ornaments. The firm needles are usually an inch in length, and tend to fold upward on the branch, exposing both the bluish-green tint on top and the variegated silvery-white color on the underside. The Noble fir has excellent needle retention and when properly cared for, a long lifespan in the home. Its scent is pleasantly strong and long-lasting.
All Kirk Company Noble firs are plantation grown. Only grown in the Pacific Northwest, Noble firs are shipped across the country and internationally. They have proven to hold up very well throughout the entire Christmas season in any climate. Noble firs were used in the frame construction of the Royal Air Force Mosquito planes used in WWII.
The plant that has become synonymous with the Christmas tradition is the poinsettia. They make excellent holiday gifts and great decorating additions. They add life and color to every occasion!
If cared for properly, poinsettias can last a month or more after Christmas.
To learn how to properly care for your poinsettias, check out our latest blog post on how to keep your poinsettias alive all year.