The perfect Christmas tree
If you haven't purchased your Christmas tree, you'd better get cracking. This weekend, the tree stands will probably be mobbed, and by Sunday night, the selection could be pretty well picked over.
Here's a look at the three most popular kinds of trees for Christmas.
The Fraser Fir is considerd by many to be the perfect Christmas tree and it is the one most often chosen for the White House Blue Room. There is more space between the branches, and that makes it easier to decorate.
The Douglas Fir has excellent needle retention and a wonderful scent and its soft fine green needles can support lots of lights.
The Nobel Fir is also popular because of its shape and its blue green needles. And it has good spacing, like the Fraser.
Look for more about Christmas trees here on Garden Variety.