When we mention Wilt-Pruf as a greenery preservation option, a lot of people ask, “What’s that?” Simply put, Wilt-Pruf is a product that can be applied to Christmas trees and cut greenery to help prevent it from wilting. Think of Wilt-Pruf as something like a lotion that helps seal in the moisture, if you will.
As Eric, Wildflower Farm landscaping and holiday services guru explains,
“Wilt-Pruf is an anti-transpirant. Plant lose some moisture through their leaves as they breathe, or transpire, and the moisture is replaced (generally) by bringing up water from their roots. Since cut greens (trees, boughs, and wreaths) have been disconnected from their roots, they cannot replace the lost moisture. Wilt-Pruf acts as a barrier that slows the loss of water from their pores (or more correctly stomata).”
Wilt-Pruf can be effective on cut greenery located indoors or outdoors, but it’s more helpful indoors and on outdoor greens located in sunny areas since plants transpire more in warmer temperatures. Whether or not you need Wilt-Pruf also depends on how long you need an installation looking fresh. If you want greens to look in top shape for several weeks, then adding Wilt-Pruf is a good choice.
If you don’t have the time to apply Wilt-Pruf to your Christmas tree or greenery, purchase these items at Wildflower Farm, and ask us to do it as part of our holiday services. Plus, we’re able to work with you on custom home decor, including custom wreaths, interior decoration, holiday lighting, and Christmas tree set-up and take-down, too. Check out the holiday services page on our website for more details.
Please see our 2016 Holiday Price List here for pricing on Vail Christmas trees, delivery, greenery, poinsettias, and other holiday decor, and give us a call today to schedule services and to get your holiday decor questions answered: (970) 926-5504.
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Colorado Alpines & Wildflower Farm in Edwards, CO, is a full-service landscape design company and garden center with a unique garden gift shop and year-round offerings including annual flowers, perennial flowers, garden supply products, and more.
Locally owned and operated since 1986, Colorado Alpines & Wildflower Farm offers landscaping services and garden supply for personal gardeners and professional landscapers alike in the Vail Valley, including the towns of Vail, Minturn, Eagle¬-Vail, Avon, Edwards, Wolcott, Eagle, Gypsum, and everywhere in between. If you have any gardening or landscaping questions, call us today at (970) 926-5504 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.