Christmas flowers can be a very important part of your Christmas decorations. Christmas flowers, such as holly, along with Noble fir, Fraser fir, Balsam fir, Scotch pine, white pine, Send Flowers to Australiaand Douglas fir are popular items that are used to create the Christmas wreath. Most people hang a Christmas wreath on the front door to welcome all those who step over the portal every holiday season. A wreath that is hung on a front door any time of year lets people know they are welcome once they enter.
During the holidays, that is any holiday not just Christmas, it is a wonderful idea to send flowers to loved ones or give as a gift. Your home is a good place to start decorating with flowers; you can even place flowers on the Christmas tree. The flowers that seem to be the most popular during the Christmas holidays include Mistletoe, Holly, Christmas rose, Ivy, Christmas cactus and of course Poinsettia. They usually add a festive air to the home and liven up the holidays.
Christians, Romans, and Islams view the holly as very significant. It articulates delight and enjoyment along with fortune and good luck. Holly is very often used to decorate our homes during the Christmas holidays. It also displays love and friendship, along with kindness and affection to those we send it to during the holidays. Holly can restore fellowship in any relationship and bring out devotion between individuals.
There are several species of holly trees and holly shrubs, which are dispersed among all the continents with only two exceptions, that of Australia and Antarctica. Holly is available in many sizes, from a dwarf shrub that spreads 6" high to trees that can reach 70' tall. The shapes vary from rounded to pyramidal to columnar. There are landscape designers who use holly shrubs for bordering garden beds or as plants around the foundation of a house. Holly trees and tall holly shrubs can be used as privacy hedges to block out traffic noise or neighbors; they are also quite striking as winter flowers around a lawn.
Most holly shrubs and trees are evergreen plants but some of them are deciduous. The winterberry holly, which is a native of Eastern Canada and the eastern section of the United States, is a deciduous plant. A wonderful characteristic that the winterberry holly has is a tolerance of different types of growing conditions. Most holly cultivars need to have a well-drained soil, but the winterberry's habitat is the wetlands. Because of this the winterberry holly has the ability to thrive in a well-drained soil or wet soil. Winterberry will lose its foliage just before Christmas arrives, but the bareness of the plant makes their red berries visible and quite spectacular.
The American holly (ilex opaca) and the English holly (ilex aquifolium) are most often seen due to their outstanding evergreen foliage. There are varieties of English holly that can grow very tall; the Ferox Argentea can reach a height of fifteen feet and have a spread of eight to ten feet. The Southeastern part of United States and the majority of Atlantic Coast states are native homes for the American holly. It has been noted that the Pilgrims found the American holly in Massachusetts when they landed in 1620 according to the USDA Forest Service. Mac's Prince, an American holly plant, can reach of 15' to 30' and have a spread of 10' to 20'.
Holly, being one of many Christmas flowers, is usually found in several Christmas decorations and many Christmas wreaths during the holidays. It also adds visual interest in Northern landscapes that are normally without color. There are many bird species that are attracted to these Christmas flowers including thrushes and blackbirds. The USDA Forest Service has noted that goldfinches, waxwings, Send Flowers to Australia wild turkeys, bobwhites, and mourning doves also enjoy consuming the holly.