written by Janet Harrold
Whether you are sipping rich hot chocolate, hosting holiday parties for your friends and family, rockin’ around the Christmas tree or having a custom wreath designed for your front door by the infamous bow ladies of Cedar Grove Gardens, life is but a dream isn’t it? A very busy December dream that is…since the day after Thanksgiving we have been working extended hours trying our very best to be sure that our customers are decorated for the holidays. There are only 12 days of Christmas left and the pressure is on. We’ve done everything from decorating up on the rooftop to decking the halls with boughs of holly, in fact we have been hanging jingle bells all over town… on the busy sidewalks of Dorchester we have been stringing lights and dressing lamp posts with the Holly and the Ivy, In fact the city sidewalks are now all a glow. Hanging fresh pine roping and silver bells on your front door is our specialty and oh how we enjoy hearing them ring. Once inside your home we love to decorate in perfect holiday style, by hanging fresh mistletoe from the most elegant of chandeliers and we welcome kris kringle with a mantle display of fresh garland, stockings and a twinkling of glitz and glam- silver and gold are two of our favorite colors to use.
As the holiday decorating season begins to wind down for us we are hoping for a silent night, but just one night will do, who needs chestnuts roasting on an open fire when fresh cut amaryllis can cozy up your home? Our gift shop is still streaming with happy last minute shoppers, looking for the perfect present and stocking stuffers. We know you will find them here, after all we’ve traveled the world looking for unique treasures for occasions just like this.
Soon our garden center will be uninhabited of it’s balsam tree’s, and just like last year and the year before that, in the spirit of Christmas our tradition is to give our very last tree away to the customer who’s intentions were to purchase it. It’s a tradition that we’ve embraced for the last 37+ years. After all is said and done, we hope your holidays are filled with wonder and joy and laughter in the New Year. Have a warm & cozy season and on behalf of the entire Cedar Grove Gardens staff may we wish you a Merry Christmas!