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‘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!

Today, we're excited to dig into the wonderful world of persimmons with you! These sweet, vibrant fruits have been capturing hearts and taste buds for centuries, and we're here to share the scoop on how to grow your very own persimmon tree. Our Green Team experts are just brimming with knowledge, and they've got all the tips, tricks, and care instructions you need to make your persimmon-growing journey a fruitful success.

Now that fall is in full swing, our garden center is bustling with new plants and products to make your garden gorgeous for the season. Shrubs, however, can give your garden year-round interest and it’s a great time to plant so the roots can develop before the chill of winter sets in. In this blog, we've handpicked five amazing shrubs that will not only make your garden look fantastic but will also keep it thriving for many years to come.