Guest Blog: Make your own mini living Christmas tree!

A festive guest blog from Council Bluffs resident and blogger, Melissa Peterson. Check out Melissa's blog, The Blooming Farmhouse.

You just can’t beat a visit to a greenhouse in the winter. The warm air, the smell of dirt and sound of running water can’t be found anywhere else besides a greenhouse in the heart of winter. Sherbondys Garden Center is a locally owned and operated garden center and landscape firm located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bring the kids for an indoor walk, feed the fish, visit the birds and buy yourself some fresh greens between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Right now the greenhouse is filled with beautiful poinsettias of all colors.


They also have Norfolk Island Pine trees. Pick one up and create your own mini living Christmas tree! I brought my tree home and placed a drip saucer under the pot. Then wrapped the whole thing in burlap and held it together with some chicken wire ribbon. Just add some light-weight ornaments and it’s the perfect little living Christmas tree! Water your tree when the soil feels dry and keep the area humid. Norfolk Island Pines like bright direct or indirect light. Try to keep it alive so you can use year-after-year!  Have you made a Norfolk Island Pine Christmas tree before?

This post was originally published on December 14, 2017 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.