2017 Christmas Theme Trees

Haute CouturePeppermint KitchenPomegranate & PineChristmas Tree FarmChristmas VineyardStarry NightGlad TidingsWhimsical WoodlandsSnowman ExpressBarnwoodHoliday DreamsFrosted Every year, and actually all year, not just the Christmas season, our team of expert designers spend countless hours on our famous themed Christmas trees! Starting with the selection of products and colors to best match the theme ideas, and then eventually
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Christmas Lights for Beginners

Christmas Lights for Beginners Christmas Lighting 101 Have a Plan What and where do you want to decorate with lights? Roof, peaks, railings , pillars, trees, shrubs. Know Your Measurements Figure out the height and width of each area you want to hang lights. For trees and shrubs best guess on height that you want
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5 Reasons to Have Plants in the House

Now that cold temperatures are here, you can feed your inner gardener by getting beautiful indoor plants to accent your home. Houseplants of many shapes, sizes, colors and textures can satisfy that instinctual craving to be around live plants. Not only is keeping  houseplants a fun recreational activity, it also promotes a healthier lifestyle in
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In the Landscape: Fall is Finally Here, What Now?

After a cooler than usual August in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, we just endured several record days of heat for September and it was also one of the driest Septembers on record.  Now we’ve cooled off a little (finally!) to more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. What does this mean for your lawn
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4 Ways to Avoid Raking Leaves

Falling autumn tree leaves in the air

If you’re like the majority of homeowners, as soon as leaves start to change color, all you can think about is the daunting, mundane, difficult task of raking up all those [beautiful] leaves and hauling them to the curb for disposal. (If only they would just stay on the trees, where we can enjoy them!!)
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Announcing: Humane Indiana to Open New South Shelter within St. John Alsip Home & Nursery

With much excitement, Alsip Home & Nursery is happy to announce a partnership with the Humane Society Calumet Area. Alsip will be opening its doors on October 1st to welcome newly named Humane Indiana to share the garden center’s space for their new South Shelter. Run as a separate entity from Alsip Home & Nursery,
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Fall is Perfect for Planting

Cooler fall weather is soon approaching, meaning this is a prime opportunity to evaluate your garden. You may discover spots that need filling, replaced or improved. Perhaps there are even some areas you weren’t ready to tackle in the hot days of summer, well here’s your chance. 7 Reasons to Plant in the Fall Cooler
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