With the holiday season upon us, there’s no better way to infuse the spirit of Christmas into your New Orleans home than with the vibrant colors and fragrances of festive flora!
Whether you’re a seasoned plant enthusiast or just discovering the joy of greenery, this guide will help you explore the latest trends in holiday decorating with your indoor and outdoor plants.
Top Indoor & Outdoor Plants for the Holidays
Classic holiday poinsettias
No Christmas plant guide is complete without the iconic poinsettia. With its striking red and green foliage, the poinsettia is a classic choice for both indoor and outdoor plant decor.
Place them in decorative pots on your porch, or use them as a centerpiece on your dining table. To allow the color to really pop, choose white, gold, or green pots. As a bonus, you can also tier your pots in the shape of a Christmas tree — this creates a fun holiday arrangement and a staple point in your home.
Wreaths have long been a symbol of hospitality and warmth during the holiday season. At TPG – The Plant Gallery, we love fresh wreaths for not only their beauty but also their amazing scent. For a Southern twist, you can also add miniature citrus fruits like satsumas or kumquats into your arrangements.
Wreaths can brighten your home indoors and out, creating a welcoming atmosphere for family and guests alike during the festive season.
Citruses don’t have to stop at the wreaths — we love the pop of color these bright fruits add to any flora!
Citrus trees, such as miniature orange or lemon trees, can be adorned with tiny ornaments and twinkling lights for a unique and fragrant addition to your indoor festivities. These trees can thrive indoors during the winter months, bringing a touch of Louisiana sunshine to your home.
You don’t need to just rely on Christmas candles to bring classic holiday scents to your home. Enhance the festive atmosphere in your home with aromatic plants like rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus.
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can also create DIY wreaths or garlands with these fragrant herbs to not only add a delightful scent but also infuse your space with a touch of natural elegance. Place them strategically around your living and dining areas to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of their essential oils.
Christmas in the oaks
Nothing says Christmas quite like the white lights on our majestic Louisiana oak trees. If you’re lucky enough to have mature oaks in your yard, lighting is a must!
While we love the classic white-light look, colored lights add a whimsical touch. String lights are also a more modern option that will set your house apart. But, regardless of whether you go for classic white, colorful, or modern string lights, your choice will surely bring a special holiday charm to your neighborhood.
TPG – The Plant Gallery offers expert LED lighting services on oak trees all across the Crescent City. Let us help bring your vision to life this holiday season!
Consider incorporating succulents into your arrangements for a modern and trendy take on holiday decor. You can do this by creating succulent wreaths or using individual plants as table centerpieces. These beloved plants’ unique shapes and textures add a contemporary flair to traditional Christmas greenery.
Plus, succulents are easy to care for and thrive in our humid climate, making them an ideal choice for busy homeowners.
Hanging holiday gardens
Maximize your space by incorporating hanging gardens into your holiday decor. You can hang festive planters filled with trailing ivy, ferns, and other greenery from your porch or ceiling. Add twinkling lights or small ornaments to create a magical effect that will captivate any guest at your holiday party.
This trend brings the beauty of nature to eye level, allowing you to immerse yourself in a winter wonderland right at home.
Embrace the subtropical climate of New Orleans by incorporating tropical plants into your Christmas decor. Whether your garden has palm trees, a bird of paradise, or a hibiscus, decorate whatever you have growing at your home!
Pro tip: Consider adding ornaments and lights to your native outdoor plants to embrace a true Louisiana Christmas.
Eco-friendly Christmas trees
Interested in exploring an eco-friendly approach to your Christmas tree this year? Opt for potted trees that can be planted in your garden after the holidays, which help to create a sustainable and green environment.
Cypress trees or Norfolk Island pines are excellent choices for this purpose. Not only do they serve as a focal point during Christmas, but they also become a lasting symbol of your commitment to environmental conservation.
DIY plant projects
Get creative and involve the whole family in some DIY plant projects! You and your loved ones can paint terracotta pots in festive colors, create handmade ornaments from natural materials, or craft a wreath using clippings from your backyard.
Personalized and homemade decorations not only add a special touch to your home but also create cherished memories for years to come.
Score Your Holiday Greenery & Decor Today
From traditional poinsettias to contemporary succulents, TPG – The Plant Gallery has all your festive flora needs covered this holiday season. At Our Garden Center, on-site horticulturalists are always available to answer your questions, whether you need help choosing the perfect plants or caring for them properly.
It isn’t too late to have your Christmas trees and poinsettias delivered straight to you! Shop our Christmas Collection online or visit us at 9401 Airline Hwy, and we’ll help you deck the halls and bring holiday magic into your New Orleans home.