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  • Writer's pictureAlexandra Ward

The Potomac Flower Newsletter, January 2022

Check out what we've got planned for the beginning of this beautiful new year!

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that you had an amazing time over the holidays. We were all so grateful to have the time to spend with our families, and it brings a smile to our faces to know that our client's families were celebrating in such gorgeously decorated homes. But as all good things do, the holiday season has come to an end. This means it's time to clean up! And after all is said and done, when all of the snow melts and the temperatures rise, it will be time for spring before we know it. Read on to learn about what we're doing and how you can best prepare for the coming year!

Breaking Down Christmas

With the Christmas season over till next December, it's time for the decorations we so love to be retired for the time being. This starts with lights, as we've already begun the process of removing and storing them. The Flowers and Seasonal Décor department will be taking down Christmas decorations from inside homes. We will be breaking down trees, garlands, and all of the other decorations we set up in your home. Reusable items will be stored for next December. In addition to interior décor, it's time for Christmas to be removed from your containers. When the Christmas ornaments are removed, the container is seamlessly transitioned from a holiday display to a winter display that will last until spring installs.

Planning for Spring

Speaking of spring installs, there couldn't be a better time than now to get planning for spring containers. With the supply chain delays disturbing every industry, we need to make accommodations to our operations to ensure the continuation of excellent service. Moving into the spring season, this means placing orders well ahead of time. If you are interested in new containers for this spring, we are happy to help you find the right ones for your space. We will have your planters shipped to our shop so that we may then deliver and install them for you. The sooner we find your perfect new planters, the better. We have a bright and beautiful spring planned, and we don't want anybody to miss out.

Pollarding Crape Myrtles

It's time to begin pollarding crape myrtles. This is just a fancy way of saying that we cut back the unruly branches in the winter. We do this mainly to contain the size of the crape myrtle, but some also prefer the tidiness of this kind of maintenance. This is a personal choice that we are happy to help each of our clients to make. Some properties require that the crapes be pollarded every year to maintain an appropriate size, while others can be done less frequently, such as every two or three years. This allows the crape to grow larger and spread further while remaining groomed. For those who prefer the natural look, pollarding is not required for the health of your trees. If you are unsure whether or not to have your crape myrtles cut back, give us a call and we can discuss the options.

More to Come

Plenty of upgrades are in the works for 2022. We look forward to sharing them with you as they roll out. Stay tuned, we can't wait!

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