For many people reading this, Christmas might feel too far away to think about. However, for professionals in the plant industry, we’ve been thinking about Christmas since July this year – maybe even before! The Christmas plants and decor that you see in the shops come November have been planned and ordered months in advance – even the colour schemes and themes were decided upon many moons ago. Now, with just three months to go, all of the hard work is coming into fruition!
Whether you’re uber excited about Christmas, or you just want to get organised well in advance, there’s already plenty to get excited about at QVC. The ‘Get Ready for Christmas’ section is brimming with products and inspiration to help you plan your Christmas ahead of time, so that you’re not scrambling around for last-minute purchases – and that includes garden decor!
If you’re into whimsical Christmas decor, I’ve got a fun product that will be right at home in your festive garden design!
Get festive with this Christmas stool
Bold, playful and ever-so-slightly retro, this festive perch or fun seasonal pedestal is perfect for adding to your Christmas display.
It’s a pre-lit decorative stool, which is suitable for use indoors or out. Bring a merry light show to your outdoor space with a choice of different LED-illuminated Christmas character designs!
It’s battery powered, and will add instant light and fun to any display.
- Snowman option: 38cm x 37cm x 46cm (15″ x 14.6″ x 18.1″)
- Reindeer option: 37.5cm x 37.5cm x 46cm (14.8″ x 14.8″ x 18.1″)
- Nutcracker option: 37cm x 37.5cm x 47cm (14.6″ x 14.8″ x 18.5″)
- Santa option: 38cm x 38cm x 45.5cm (15″ x 15″ x 17.9″)
- Tree option: 41cm x 41cm x 45cm (16.1″ x 16.1″ x 17.7″)
Both practical and ornamental, who wouldn’t love this cute Christmas stool in the garden this season?
Available now at QVC.
Test your knowledge of Christmas plants
Alongside the plethora of decor that will soon be available to buy, there are also many different Christmas plants to consider. It’s not just about Poinsettias (although it is very exciting that Poinsettias are available in all sorts of colours alongside the traditional red on today’s market)!
If you think you know your Christmas botany, test your knowledge below! It might even get you in the festive spirit…
How did you do in the quiz? Let me know in the comments section below!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.
I got 7 out of the 10.
Not too bad, 7/10