Arguably the most iconic and beloved Christmas tradition and symbol is the tree. Regardless if it is large or small, the tree is the lynchpin of the Christmas decorations. Sometimes whole rooms are built around the tree, other times it may be the only Christmas piece in the room. How you select it, decorate it, and display it is entirely personal and there are no wrong answers.
Our Canadian, Premium cut, balsam firs are truly a beautiful tree to behold. As a Christmas tree, balsam fir has several desirable properties. It has a dark-green appearance, long-lasting needles, and attractive form. It also retains its pleasing fragrance. Our trees are sculptured to have perfect form and shape these trees are grown right here in Canada. From 12’ monsters to 4’ cuties you are sure to find the perfect tree for showcasing your decorations.
Boasting the largest outdoor, covered Christmas tree lot in Calgary Golden Acre is proud of our trees and we are sure you will find the one you are looking for right here.CHRISTMAS TREE PRE-SALE
TIPS TO CARE FOR YOUR LIVE CUT CHRISTMAS TREE
Here are some tips on keeping your Premium Balsam Fir Christmas Tree healthy during the season.
- Select the tree, online or in-store that is the right size for your location.
- Cut a minimum of 1 inch off the trunk, no more than 1 hour, before putting the tree up. Our Treelot staff are happy to give your tree a fresh cut for you.
- When putting your tree in the stand make sure your tree is centered and straight (not leaning).
- Fill up the tree stand to the very top with water. Golden Acre recommends using a tree preservative.
- For the first few days after putting your tree up, your tree will be very thirsty, check the tree stand regularly for water levels and add water and preservatives as needed.
- Leave the tree for 24 hours before decorating so all of the branches and limbs settle.
- Try to keep the tree away from heat sources (vents, fireplaces, direct sun) as these will accelerate drying out.
- Decorate and enjoy your tree for the season.
By far one of the most fun activities at Christmas is decorating your house. A true tradition that the old and young can all participate in it is a true family activity. No Christmas decorating is complete without the addition of boughs, garlands, wreaths, pinecones and more. Not only do they add beauty with their appearance, but their fragrance truly adds that final touch that not only turns a home into a Christmas wonderland but can event elevate your mood.Coming NOVEMBER 2024
These inexhaustible, blooming beauties are so named as each bloom typically only lasts a day. However, once they mature the amount of blooms is stunning. Hardy and available in a wide range of sizes and colours the daylily can find a home in nearly every garden. Thriving in full sun these perennials will not disappoint, and Golden Acre makes sure to carry a massive variety of these plants all season long.Coming Spring 2023
These perennial standouts are instantly recognizable. The flower pops up everywhere from teas to cold remedies, and it certainly pops out in the garden. Strong, disease-resistant, hardy with incredible purple and yellow, long-lasting blooms what isn’t to love? They work equally as well as a feature plant as they do in a full perennial border. Golden Acre has a fantastic variety of these garden delights in all season.
Pro-tip – Echinacea is adored by pollinators.Coming Spring 2023
I don’t think you are allowed to have a garden center on the prairies and not carry grasses.
Grasses are a magnificent addition to any garden. Dependable and hardy they make incredible accent pieces. The fall colouration is outstanding in some varieties. Golden Acre has a wide range of grasses to be used throughout your garden all season long.
Pro-tip – A perennial bed just created with grasses is stunning and can be used in lieu of a hedge.COMING SPRING 2022
One of the most cultivated and beloved plants by any gardener is the Hosta. These magnificent perennials are outstanding throughout the season. One of the few perennials famed more for their foliage than their bloom they still produce a stunning flower. With the ability to grow and thrive in deep shade, they are a great addition to those tricky areas around the garden.
Available in all sizes and colours right here at Golden Acre if you don’t have one yet this is the year you should start.Coming Spring 2023
A plant as famous in horticulture as it is in literature and culture. Once you see the lily blooms, you’ll understand why. With massive blooms, myriads of colours and a strong stem, this plant is an instant talking point in any garden. Often fragrant and always loved by pollinators this poor plant found an enemy with the lily beetle, but the lily is starting to get under control and that frustrating pest should not be a reason to deny yourself this classic beauty.Coming Spring 2023
Perennials truly are the backbone of the ornamental garden. Providing beauty for years. While primarily recognized for their flowers—think echinacea, lily and iris—they also offer magnificent foliage. From the broad leaves of the hosta, bergenia, and brunnera to the blades of the daylily, iris and fescue grasses, the array of perennial foliage is incredible. Ferns, sedum and ajuga all offer diversity. From shape, texture, colour, and size, perennial foliage is something to not be overlooked.Coming Spring 2023
For some reason, these beauties tend to be somewhat overlooked by the lay gardener. Like the hosta, the heuchera is prized for its foliage colour and leaf shape. From deep, rich burgundies to lemon lime variegation the heuchera (or coral bell) has incredible colours. The blooms, whilst not extravagant, or splendid. They are a delicate and colourful bloom but not as flashy as other perennials. Good for sun or shade this is a plant that Golden Acre loves and encourages everyone to try.Coming Spring 2023
Anecdotally speaking this is probably the most loved and best-known perennial. The peony is truly a marvel. The incredible pink blooms and full, leafy, deep green stems are truly a powerhouse display. Hardy and dependable with a little bit of extra love they will bloom magnificently for weeks. With a wonderfully long lifespan and loved by pollinators any garden will benefit from a peony.
Golden Acre carries a wide variety of these perennials and looks for new types every year.
Fun fact – There is a myth that peonies need ants to open their blooms, this isn’t true. But ants are attracted to the peony sugars.Coming Spring 2023
The Sedum found itself in a huge revival recently. When succulents started their incredible comeback in the world of houseplants the magnificent Sedum got the windfall. These beautiful and diverse succulent perennials are incredible in rock gardens, xeriscapes, and anywhere else you wish. They can provide colour throughout the entire season and some varieties are an essential source of late-season pollen for the native pollinators.Coming Spring 2023
No matter how friendly your garden is, no matter how well you tend it there will always be that one spot that is always throwing shade. However, no fear, Golden Acre carries an incredible range of perennials that are quite happy sitting in the shade. The prehistoric fern, gentle, fragrant woodruff, and many more are sure to delight in these areas.Coming Spring 2023
Spring is incredible in a garden. Everything starts waking up, life returns. But let’s be honest, some of those 7-month winters we Canadians experience (not you Vancouver) can get a little drab. Seeing plants crack through the earth is wonderful, seeing blooms is exquisite. An essential food source to pollinators these flowering plants help encourage garden helpers to return. Yeah spring is wonderful as is, but it’s even better when we add flowers.Coming Spring 2023
Those lazy, hazy days of summer; warm, long days with nothing to do and all day to do it. You’d be hard-pressed to find time best spent sitting in a garden. Surrounded by a magnificent array of summer perennials. As one’s blooms are finishing another perennial sees its flowers starting to emerge. The shade lovers, ground covers, echinacea’s, Black-eyed Susan’s all offering their beauty. Golden Acre has a massive selection of these beloved plants.
Pro-tip – Want to attract pollinators and have something special for a salad? Look at Monarda (Bee Balm).Coming Spring 2023
Looking for something to cover up that boring patch of fence? Need something to cover the gentle arch of an arbor? Maybe you just need a valid excuse to buy the gorgeous trellis? Whatever your reason vines are a perfect addition to a garden. Adding the extra dimension of height and width, these sprawling beauties take a garden up a notch. An ivy-covered wall or the exquisite fragrance of honeysuckle will delight.
Golden Acre carries a great variety of these aesthetic delights.Coming Spring 2023