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Faux Christmas trees have come a long way from their modest beginnings. Now-a-days, artificial trees are so much more realistic and come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and offer a host of benefits.

So why does an artificial tree make so much sense? Here’s why:

We are crazy about how natural our pre-lit Christmas trees look this season... especially the new Aspen Pine! This majestic (and affordable) Christmas tree captures the splendor of the Rockies featuring nature-inspired needles and branches. Trimming your holiday tree will be easy this holiday season. Full and thick, the branches of this tree are ideal for hanging ornaments of all shapes and sizes. The Aspen contains more than 1227 tips giving a lush appearance. The slim profile fits neatly in any niche or it can be center stage as a focal point.


Yew is a low-maintenance, upright evergreen shrub that will add color and height to any winter container. This multi-stemmed evergreen will provide brilliant green foliage all winter turning a more bluish-green come spring. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture making it a great accent feature. We especially love it paired with cool weather annuals like, Pansies and Dusty Miller and trailing Vinca.

We're unveiling our exclusive 2012 Virginia Heirloom Ornament Collection this weekend! Be the first to shop this exciting new collection of hand painted ornaments featuring historic sites & attractions unique to Hampton Roads. Here's the story of how these local keepsakes came to be...


Bat Plant, also known as Tacca, is a tropical perennial with a very interesting bat-like flower. This black, bat-shaped flower also shows long “whiskers” that droop downward. They thrive in shady spaces with good air circulation. They can be a bit tricky to care for, but here's a few tips from our houseplant experts to make it easy.