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Holiday Decorating

Halloween Decorating Themes & Trends

A Fortune of Findings Ghostly Figures Season of the Witch Haunted Houses Bare Bones Apothecary Pumpkin Patch Halloween has grown to be the second most decorated holiday. Therefore, take a grave approach to help make your home the envy of every trick-or-treater in the neighborhood. With our boo-tique style decor pieces, we have the widest…

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All About Asters

Asters

When it comes to fall annual flowers, Asters seem to always be overshadowed by the ever more popular Garden Mum. The Robin to the Batman. Skipper to Barbie. Patrick to Spongebob… you get it. However Asters offer a plethora of garden opportunities that will make you think twice before passing by at the garden center.…

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Mum’s The Word

Garden Mum

Mum’s the word – Chrysanthemum that is. Because it’s no secret at all where to find Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland Area’s biggest, most beautiful selection of garden mums. How It All Began World Famous Garden Mums We Do Things A Little Bit Differently Alsip Home & Nursery is the biggest and best Independently owned Garden…

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The Meaning of Easter Lilies and Other Seasonal Plants

01The Importance of Easter Lilies Nothing beats the feeling of excited anticipation as we wait for fresh spring flowers to emerge. Beautiful blossoms in every color of the rainbow bring forth an air of positivity and rejuvenation, instantly adding a spring to your step. It seems this season is appropriately named! Gifting flowers to family…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Plant Guide

With Valentine’s Day just a heartbeat away, it’s time to think about how we’ll spoil our sweethearts this year! While a bouquet of flowers makes a thoughtful, traditional gift, why not treat your special someone to a live plant that can flourish all year? These popular Valentine’s Day plants are so perfect for the occasion, your significant other will fall in love at first sight.

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Grilling a Christmas Ham & Tips for Winter Grilling

Tips for Grilling a Christmas Ham

From hanging Christmas lights to shoveling the walkway, we always have more to do than we have time for over the holiday season. If the season is truly about giving, we should give ourselves a break whenever we can! Christmas dinner, for example, has the potential to consume all of our time and energy, leaving us too exhausted or distracted to enjoy our guests’ company. The perfect solution? A grilled Christmas ham! This crowd-pleasing holiday meat comes pre-loaded with succulent flavor and nearly ready to serve. All that’s left to do is add some heat – and any excuse to use the grill is good enough for us!

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Easy Holiday Recipes to Impress Your Guests

Eggnog Recipe

When the holiday season finally rolls around, we find ourselves surrounded by our closest friends, family, loved ones, and, of course, food. From the hors-d’oeuvres being passed around at parties to the cornucopia of delicious dishes filling our Christmas Day dinner tables, there are dozens of opportunities to bring the best from our kitchens. Put your best foot (or, rather, food) forward with these seriously simple recipes that everyone will love!

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Guide to Holiday Gift Plants

Holiday Gift Plants

At the heart of it, the holidays are about gathering together, and if we’re doing it right, our front doors should be getting a lot of mileage around this time of year. Since many of our season’s greetings happen at our doorways, we want our front porch to make a welcoming impression. We can do that by creating “porch-pot” arrangements with winter greenery.

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Real vs Lifelike Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree

As much as we love the holiday season, it’s a time filled with competing priorities. We want to have a home filled with jolly decor and inviting aromas, but we’re also busy balancing our time between the trays of Christmas baking and to-do lists that are as jammed as an Imperial cookie! So when it comes to Christmas trees, we’re left with a choice: would we rather save some extra time by cutting out the tree maintenance, or are we dedicated to the tradition of a live tree?

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Christmas Tree Styling Tips

Christmas Tree Styling Tips When the air chills and snow falls, the countdown to Christmas begins. It’s the same story every year: a shopping list as long as your arm, a hundred cards to send, and a pile of presents to wrap. There’s also the matter of the tree, which will undoubtedly be the same…

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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 lit. Locate Your Power…

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Holiday Eats & Good Treats

One of the best things about the holidays is the parties! And the best thing about the parties? FOOD! Stonewall Kitchen not only offers incredible gourmet foods, but also fantastic recipes to try everything and really impress your guests! Browse the menu below of some of our favorite recipes using these great products. They’re sure…

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2016 Christmas Theme Trees

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 building, designing, and decorating the trees. These trees and collections are our pride…

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Christmas Light Tips

Christmas Light Tips Here are some quick tips to help you get your Christmas decorations and lights set up and perfected in no time at all! November is the Best Time to Decorate There’s no sense in waiting until the week before Christmas to hang your outdoor lights and other decorations. We have been fortunate to have…

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Ditch the Roses this Valentine’s Day…

…And Buy A House Plant! Yes, you heard us correctly, forget the plain old bunch of a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day this year.  Or maybe we should say, don’t get JUST a bunch of cut roses or other flowers. Sure, they look great at first, but how long do they really last? Maybe a…

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Top 5 Decorated Christmas Trees

This Year’s Top Trends in Tree Decoration This year there are a lot of great trends in holiday home decor. Here at Alsip Home & Nursery, we strive to be your go-to for the latest in trendy decor and as always, bring you the Best of Every Season! We have a great selection of ornaments,…

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Protect your Winter Landscape with Wilt Stop

The use of Wilt Stop by Bonide will greatly benefit many plants in your landscape throughout the harsh winter months. The all organic product is derived from pine sap and is available in a ready to use spray and concentrate.  It is simple and easy to use for all homeowners. Apply Wilt-stop in the fall…

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Fall Fairy Gardens

Gardener’s Are Getting Extra Creative With Fairy Sized Landscapes What Is Miniature / Fairy Gardening? You may have noticed miniature gardens set up around our stores, online, or in a neighbor’s yard. Miniature gardening has recently become the largest trend, partially because it’s a way for gardeners to enjoy their hobby on a small scale.…

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