Christmas Archives - Page 2 of 14 - Backyard Boss

10 Beautiful Outdoor Christmas Lighting Ideas

Hands holding Multicolored Christmas light decorations on dark holiday background. Xmas and New Year theme. Toning

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to get your outdoor Christmas lights out and decorate. Illuminating your yard, trees, porch, and entryway is perfect for bringing the festivities home with you. Before you begin learning about these different outdoor Christmas lights ideas, it’s important to remember that you need to purchase lights and decorations …

Read more10 Beautiful Outdoor Christmas Lighting Ideas

How to Care for Your Potted Christmas Tree

Small fir trees on windowsill. Interior design

Adding a potted Christmas tree to your living space can be an enchanting way to bring the holiday spirit into your home. It’s also a great way to save time when it comes to picking out your tree year after year. Do you want to keep your potted Christmas tree looking great all through the …

Read moreHow to Care for Your Potted Christmas Tree

How to Grow and Care for Norfolk Island Pine

Soft needles of norfolk island pine plant against a hand for comparison

Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is an elegant and classic tree decorated with symmetrical branches covered in short, inward-curving needles. The tree survives indoors and outdoors and is low-maintenance and hassle-free. Whether you grow them indoors in a pot or in your garden, Norfolk Island pine trees are a popular replacement for common Christmas trees (usually an …

Read moreHow to Grow and Care for Norfolk Island Pine

How To Spruce Up Window Boxes for Christmas

A close-up of the right side of a window planter box decorated for Christmas, set against a bright blue brick building.

While the time for popular window box flowers, such as petunias, geraniums, and zinnias, has passed, your window planters don’t have to be empty. These mini container gardens add beauty and color to your window frames, filling the outside of your home with even more personality. With Christmas in sight, it’s time to remove dying …

Read moreHow To Spruce Up Window Boxes for Christmas

13 Charming Christmas Tree Alternatives You Need To Try This Year

Creative Christmas tree in living room interior

The holidays are just around the corner! Get ready to spread some holiday cheer and get into the festive spirit with these 13 charming Christmas tree alternatives you need to try this year. Instead of going for a classic pine tree, why not switch it up by creating something truly unique? From ladders to DIY …

Read more13 Charming Christmas Tree Alternatives You Need To Try This Year

How To Prevent Your Outdoor Decorations From Being Stolen

Learning how to prevent decoration theft is probably one of the most sought-after skill these days. One of the best parts of holiday fun is dressing up your house and your lawn to display the festive season. You spend many weeks planning the decor, budgeting what you need for your outdoor decorations, and spending hours …

Read moreHow To Prevent Your Outdoor Decorations From Being Stolen

How to Grow a Christmas Cactus from Cuttings

Displaying Christmas cactus with roots stock in a hand

Although the Christmas cactus bursts into prominence during the holiday season, you can grow this succulent year-round. The seasonal appeal is down to its colorful flowers that dazzle in hues of red, purple, orange, lavender, white, and cream. Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) is distinguishable by the more rounded edges on the flattened stems, called …

Read moreHow to Grow a Christmas Cactus from Cuttings

What’s the Difference Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Cactus?

Fuchsia flowered Christmas cactus bloomed on a window sill.

You’ve probably heard about the Christmas cactus, a high-impact, low-maintenance plant that injects color into dreary winters. But did you also know about the Thanksgiving cactus? They are different plants! Both succulents hail from South America and have many similar qualities, such as nodule leaves, pointy flowers, and growing patterns. They are often confused with one another, …

Read moreWhat’s the Difference Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Cactus?

8 Christmas Plants to Decorate Your Home

American Holly (Ilex opaca) with thorny green leaves and red berries in winter.

Poinsettias have reigned supreme among houseplants since early last century, thanks to California farmer Albert Eckes. But, other Christmas plants are waiting in the wings for the same appreciation and applause. Red, green, and white continue to take center stage in seasonal decor. Deep burgundy adds warmth and lavishness on those cold, dark days. But …

Read more8 Christmas Plants to Decorate Your Home