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Ah, the poinsettia—those vibrant, red plants that seem to pop up everywhere during the holiday season. They grace many places around the United States from the halls of the White House to the cozy corners of your home, but how did they become the darlings of December decor? Let’s dive into the wild journey of this festive foliage.


The holiday season is synonymous with the warmth of family gatherings, twinkling lights, and the centerpiece of it all—the Christmas tree. Whether you're a long-time tree aficionado or a newcomer to the fresh-cut tree tradition, ensuring your tree maintains its vibrant beauty throughout the season requires a little care and attention. To help you keep your tree looking its best, here are five essential tips:


‘Tis the season to add a touch of greenery to your festive decor! As the holidays approach, what better way to spruce up your home than with some vibrant and merry houseplants? Join us as we unwrap the top 5 newest holiday houseplants that are decking the shelves this season. From the whimsical holiday cactus to the elegant lavender topiaries, we've got the inside scoop on these beauties and how to care for them.


This week at the McDonald Garden Center Christmas Shoppe, we've gathered three unique and captivating Christmas themes to inspire your festive holiday decor. From the classic charm of Vintage Christmas to the ocean-inspired 'Tis the Sea-son theme  and the contemporary elegance of Urban Nest, there's something for everyone. In this blog, we’ll dive into these fantastic themes and show how you can bring the magic of one or many into your existing holiday decor. 


The holiday season is officially here at our McDonald Garden Center Christmas Shoppe! What better way to kickstart your festive spirit than by the Holiday Open House from November 3rd-5th to experience an array of items. In this blog, we’ll give a sneak peek of just a few of the categories we have in stock now. Get ready to deck the halls with style and flair and discover all the treasures this event has to offer!