Thursday, December 13, 2012
Bonfire begins after 5 p.m. Friday, assistant farm manager Tyler Butler said.
It might not be too late to get a tree, but time’s running out if your tree shopping must include a warm bonfire. Butler’s Orchard in Germantown is hosting its final bonfire of the year on Friday. There will be plenty of marshmallows to go around, according to Tyler Butler, assistant farm manager. Butler said while it wasn't the first time the orchard has had bonfires, it was the first time they've offered up marshmallows. He said he hopes it becomes a new tradition and attracts people to the orchard on a Friday night. “We get so busy on weekends,” Butler said. “But some people say it’s the only time they can get out to the farm.” On Friday, the orchard will be open until 9:30 p.m. The bonfire begins after 5. More details are available on…
Friday, November 30, 2012
About 40 percent of Christmas tree fires involved some type of electrical failure or malfunction between 2000 and 2004, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
With Thanksgiving behind us, many families are turning their attention toward buying a Christmas tree. The National Christmas Tree Association wants customers to keep a few safety tips in mind when they purchase their tree. Consumers also need to know how to care for it once it's in their home.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
There's still time to purchase a tree and all the trimmings.
Take a breath. If you're like me, you've got a few more items to check off on your to-do list, like buying a Christmas tree. Check out our suggestions for local vendors that are still selling trees, decorations and greenery. Happy Holidays! 1. Maryland Gardens Tree & Shrub Farm in Potomac: A live Christmas tree is a great alternative to a cut tree, according to owner Tom Mosley. Choose from hundreds of trees to make this holiday season special. Visitors to the farm can also choose to cut their own tree from a wide variety of species including Norway Spruce and White Pine. Trees small enough to fit on a tabletop to 12 to 16 foot specimens are priced at $10 per foot. About 20 Fraser Firs not grown on the farm are also available for purchase…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Check out our map of various Christmas tree farms in Montgomery County.
Interactive map: Click on each tree for hours of operation, tree types, price ranges, services and products. Then, when you cut down your own Christmas tree, share your photos on Patch! Did we miss any tree farms? Tell us in the comments and we'll add it to the map.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Darnestown church turns Christmas tree sales into a yearly parish event.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Maria Martin
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Friday, Dec. 2, marks the beginning of the 12th season of Christmas tree sales for Our Lady of the Visitation Parish (OLVP) in Darnestown. What began as a fundraising idea has turned into one of the church’s main events. OLVP entered the Christmas Tree selling market in 1999 before construction of their new church on Seneca Road was complete and they were still leasing space from Fairhaven United Methodist Church on Darnestown Road. “The trees were not that good our first year,” said Bill Connors, OLVP parishioner and Darnestown resident, “so after that we took a road trip …we wanted to find our own tree farm to supply fresh trees.” Connors and fellow parishioners, including Marty Kelly and the late Jerry Foley, found the tree farm they …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Residents decorated tree at Darnestown Road and Ancient Oak Drive on Sunday.
Darnestown officially kicked off the holiday season on Sunday evening with its annual tree lighting ceremony. Despite the rainy, winter weather, about 30 to 40 residents gathered at the corner of Darnestown Road and Ancient Oak Drive around the giant tree. Steve Ellis of the Darnestown Civic Association helped organize the yearly event. "They've been hosting this tree lighting since the early '70s. This is the second tree that has been used at this exact location," Ellis said. Sharon Beautz lives near the tree and organized the event in collaboration with Darnestown Civic Association. This year, Beautz said they had to skip a few rituals because of the rain. "The weather is pretty bad, so we don't have the usual caroling group or …