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Spruce Up the Season

Create a
welcoming holiday home that sets the scene for grand gatherings. Premium spruce
top bundles are an easy way to add fresh accents to your outdoor décor and
embrace the season.

What are Spruce Tops?

Spruce tops
are small evergreens that have short, stiff, green needles that carry a light
fragrance, similar to the full tree. Bachman’s works with growers who harvest spruce tops
from bogs in northern Minnesota and Canada. They are cut by hand during October
and November and gathered into bundles that serve as lush seasonal décor.

Bridge the Seasonal Gap with Spruce Tops

Decorating for
the holidays is an exciting — and pretty significant — endeavor. Make it easier
with spruce tops. These small evergreens are versatile enough to create an extravagant
display in both fall and winter! Pair them with the right accents and spruce
tops can dress up your outdoor containers for the remainder of the year with
just a few adjustments.

Fall/November: In
autumn, spruce tops are nicely complemented by fresh accents like white pine
and cedar. Berried juniper brings a soft blue hue, and birch poles or branches
provide extra height. Add fun finishing touches by inserting decorative picks
with colorful pumpkins, leaves and pinecones. To make assembly even simpler,
start early in the season when the soil is still warm and the spruce top tips
go in easily.

Winter/December: To take your spruce top planters from fall to winter, simply remove your
fall decorations and think holiday! Add colorful ornaments, battery-operated
twinkle lights and a beautiful ribbon for a truly dazzling display. Many of
your fresh accents from fall already tie well into holiday décor, but if you’d
like to add something new in December, oregonia is great for softening the look
of your planter.

Spruce tops are traditionally
used outdoors, but can last several weeks indoors as well.
Water your planter until the first hard freeze and you’ll enjoy a
long-lasting arrangement! If you prefer to leave the legwork to us, bring home
one of our stunning ready-made spruce top planters from Lunds & Byerlys.

Care Tips

  • Place spruce tops in about 4-5 inches of heavy,
    sandy soil. Continue to water thoroughly until soil in container freezes.
  • If using indoors (needles will hold about 2-3
    weeks), cut ends of greens at least 1 inch from the bottom branch and place
    stems in water. Monitor daily to ensure they’re continuously submerged.
  • If the
    tops are planted early in the season, spray them with an anti-desiccant such as
    Wilt Stop. This helps seal in moisture so the tops don’t brown in warm, windy