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Issue #495 - December 4, 2014
Tips, Tricks and Tactics from Our Garden Professionals

"Christmas with Alpacas" This Weekend

Alpacas Join us this weekend, December 6th and 7th in Yarmouth from 10am to 4pm as "Christmas with Alpacas" returns to Estabrook's!

This fun family event has become an annual tradition is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about these unique animals while also shopping for gifts, decorations and this year's Christmas tree.

The planned activities include:

Friendly Alpacas

We'll have several alpacas live and in-person! Each one is very friendly and ready for your kids to meet, pet and even take for a walk.

Expanded Artisan Market

Browse artisans offering art, jewelry, clothing and more in addition to local alpaca farms featuring their genuine alpaca fiber products. We're excited to welcome the following vendors this year:
Children's Craft Area

The kids can get creative with coloring, needle felt and fiber in the craft area to make some fun holiday projects to take home.

Refreshments

Sample sandwiches from The Muthah Truckah food truck on Saturday and authentic Mexican cuisine from the El Corazon food truck on Sunday.

Plus, don't forget that we have all the fresh greens, festive holiday plants and hand-tailored arrangements to turn your house into a home for the holidays. We'll see you this weekend!

Wreath Mail Order Wreaths

For a festive holiday season, send 24" balsam fir wreaths, decorated with red berries, your choice of pine cones and generous bows in red, maroon velvet, or glistening plaid. A personalized gift card and FedEx shipping anywhere in the U.S. is included for $50.


Preparing Your Home for the Family Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Thinking about putting up the family Christmas tree this weekend? Thanks to our unique stand system and a wide selection of freshly cut trees, it's now even easier to find the perfect tree for your home at Estabrook's.

To make setting up your tree simple, take the following considerations into mind before heading out to select your tree:

Decide Where to Place the Tree

Avoid placing your tree near a heat source (sunny windows, radiators, heating vents and fireplaces). Try to keep the tree out of high traffic areas where it might be bumped, overturned or where someone might trip on light cords. Avoid any spot that might be dangerous, such as next to a fire in the fireplace or up on a wobbly table.

Measure Twice

Once a spot is chosen be sure to measure BOTH the ceiling height and the width of that space. Write these numbers down on a piece of paper. Also, measure your tree stand to determine the maximum diameter of the tree trunk you can use in it.

Finally, measure the height of your tree stand as well as the height of your treetop decoration. Bring these measurements with you and one of our helpful staff members will be able to help you select the right tree for your home.

Tree Stands

Choose a tree stand that is sturdy and the right size. Pay attention to the size of the tree trunk that each stand will accommodate. The taller your tree, the bigger the diameter of the trunk. If you have a tall, wide room, be sure to get a large stand for the large tree you'll select. If you'll put your tree on a table, a smaller stand will work fine. We offer a variety of tree stands at Estabrook's that should suit any need.

Choosing a Tree

We offer balsam fir (the traditional Maine Christmas tree) and also fraser fir trees this season. When selecting a tree, the needles should look shiny, green, and fresh, not dry or brown. They should not fall off when you pull on a branch. For ornaments to hang straight you'll want a tree with some space between the branches. To test a tree, take an unbreakable ornament with you and hang it on several branches to see if there is room for it to hang straight.

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Spotlight Selections
Spread holiday cheer inside and out with festive plants and fresh greens

Poinsettia
Poinsettias

Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees

Wreath
Fresh Wreaths

Roping
Fresh Roping

Garden Reminders
Our Holiday Design Center is open! Our decorating experts can create a custom wreath or centerpiece perfect for your holiday home.

Decorate with all the beauty and none of the mess - our lifelike artificials are a safe and easy way to bring the holidays home.

Looking for a big tree this year? We have a great selection of 8, 9 and even 10 foot trees that will make a fantastic showcase for your holiday celebrations.

Gifts and Gear
From the ultimate garden solution to perfect gifts, you're sure to find something great in our emporium!

Starlight Spheres
Light up the night with colorful Starlight Spheres. Plus, get a discount when you purchase multiple! See store for details.

Bird Feeder
A new bird feeder makes a great gift for the birding enthusiast and beginner alike. We have a great choice of feeders, seed and much more.

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