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Cedar boughs

Postby butterfly » Dec 07, 2008 7:48 pm

Does any one know how long cedar will last after it is cut?

I make a centre piece each year with cedar and pine but I cut it a 3-4 days before the day and it lasts til New years and still looks pretty good

But I was wondering if it would last more than a week without water if I made it two weeks before Christmas day
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Re: Cedar boughs

Postby joan w » Dec 07, 2008 8:01 pm

Cedar lasts pretty well if it's kept cool and damp. If you can wait at least a week that should be OK.
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Re: Cedar boughs

Postby butterfly » Dec 07, 2008 8:08 pm

It is pretty warm in the house and no way of keeping it damp other than to spray it now and then

Yes I can wait a week more. I was thinking of getting it made a bit earlier to have it on my table longer as I always enjoy things like that

I see some in the stores and wonder people are buying them now and will they last and stay nice for another 3-4 weeks and if they will is spraying with water enough an that is hard to do with ribbons on it.



I don't make wreaths so much but just a piece for the table. The cedars don't seem to miss pieces from the trees.
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Re: Cedar boughs

Postby agedgardener2 » Dec 07, 2008 8:18 pm

BF Why don't you use oasis for a base.Thats how I keep my holly fresh for over a month
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Re: Cedar boughs

Postby butterfly » Dec 07, 2008 8:24 pm

I have tons of that stuff

Of course I could use it

geess my mmemory must be flying somewhere else. too much on my mind lately

thanks
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