Christmas season has arrived and when we talk about Christmas, first thing that comes to our mind is Christmas tree. Since 1850, Christmas trees are sold commercially in US and the best selling trees are Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Fraser fir, Virginia pine, balsam fir, and white pine.
Growing Christmas trees provides a habitat for wildlife. It can be grown in all parts of the area, but it grows better in some places than the others. This species require place with good air drainage and some preferred soil types. Rosemary herbs can be grown as houseplant christmas tree for gifiting purpose using soil method or in hydroponics.
Many of the conifer species grown for Christmas trees grow satisfactorily on a wide variety of soil types. It requires well drained soil types. Pines generally adapt to sandy or sandy loam soils while spruces and firs (including Douglas fir) will grow best on fine-textured loams and clay loams.
Some species will perform equally well on both type of soil as long as it gets sufficient fertility and moisture. Christmas tree plantations will not be profitable on low-lying soils where poor surface and internal drainage is present.
Unlike the other trees, which are valuable for wood, Christmas trees are valued largely by overall appearance, which consist its reflection of shape, foliage density, tree fullness, needle color, and uniformity.
Christmas trees can be easily affected by insects or disease problems. At sometimes, it can be difficult to diagnose and control. Even minor infestations can be destructive.
Christmas trees take an average of 7-10 years to mature. The actual time of growth will be influenced by soil type, management practices including shearing procedures and genetic characteristics related to the origin of the seed. Christmas tree grows slightly faster in the southern portion of the state than those growing in northern locations. Christmas trees remove dust and pollen from the air. Recycled trees have been used to make sand and soil erosion barriers and been placed in ponds for fish shelter. In the first week, a tree in your home will consume as much as a quart of water per day.
You can grow your own Christmas tree indoors using hydroponics for gifting purpose or to decorate your own home. Grow the plant hydroponically into a shaped, woody plant with fragrant, evergreen needle-like leaves. Rosemary requires little care and it does well in hydroponics. Trim lightly with tinsel and miniature ornaments and lights. This rosemary Christmas tree will work well in hydroponics setting with limited space and you can use it as a centerpiece on a large dining table.
Rosemary is a delicious aromatic herb that makes a beautiful ornamental plant as well as welcome culinary seasoning.