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No. 1 place to buy Christmas Trees in Monroe

The holidays are almost here!

We’ve already started decorating the office here, and we have holiday-themed gifts available at the shop. If you’re on the hunt for a unique gift for a gardener in your family or need a gift for a housewarming party or holiday gathering, come visit us at Falling Water Gardens for ideas!

Come visit us just outside Monroe! You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

Christmas Trees in Monroe

We’ve sold trees at the nursery for over a decade, and we’re planning for another busy year.

Trees will be for sale starting Wednesday, Nov. 22. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow our employees to spend time with their families, but will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. We will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through Christmas Eve!

Why buy your Christmas tree from us?

1. Support a local business! Buy your Christmas Trees in Monroe.

2. Trees are cut as soon as they arrive and placed upright in fresh water. This ensures that your trees are hydrated and healthy when you take them home.

3. Gorgeous selection of fresh Nordmann, Noble, & Grand fir trees.

4. Trees from 4′ up to 10′ tall!

5. We have a great product to help preserve your Christmas Tree. Developed by Oregon Forestry Laboratory, the ingredients help the needles stay on longer & the tree stay fresh. The gel in it prevents the water in the tree stand from drying up.

HOURS OF OPERATION NOTICE
We are currently operating on Fall Hours.

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Closed Tuesday-Thursday, except by appointment only

We will switch to Holiday hours on Friday, November 25th.
Open seven days a week, from 10 AM until 6 PM through Christmas eve.

Christmas Trees in Monroe

We’ve sold trees at the nursery for over a decade, and we’re planning for another busy year.

Trees will be for sale starting Wednesday, Nov. 22. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow our employees to spend time with their families, but will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. We will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through Christmas Eve!

Why buy your Christmas tree from us?

1. Support a local business! Buy your Christmas Trees in Monroe.

2. Trees are cut as soon as they arrive and placed upright in fresh water. This ensures that your trees are hydrated and healthy when you take them home.

3. Gorgeous selection of fresh Nordmann, Noble, & Grand fir trees.

4. Trees from 4′ up to 10′ tall!

5. We have a great product to help preserve your Christmas Tree. Developed by Oregon Forestry Laboratory, the ingredients help the needles stay on longer & the tree stay fresh. The gel in it prevents the water in the tree stand from drying up.

HOURS OF OPERATION NOTICE
We are currently operating on Fall Hours.

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Closed Tuesday-Thursday, except by appointment only

We will switch to Holiday hours on Friday, November 25th.
Open seven days a week, from 10 AM until 6 PM through Christmas eve.

Pond Corner

This is a return customer. In their previous home we installed a formal, raised Koi pond that complimented the style of their garden.

Now they’re building their new dream home and we were hired to install a more natural and larger Koi pond for their pets to move to. This pond is 19’x12′ and 4′ deep with a short 15′ stream/fall.

The equipment includes an out-of-pond pump, a skimmer, filter-fall, large UV sterilizer and large biological bead filter as well as underwater and terrestrial lights. The build took four days.

We love repeat customers! It really means something when a customer is happy enough with their first build to use us again when they need a new water feature.

Koi Corner

 

Tancho

This month’s featured koi breed is the Tancho, one of our favorites here at Falling Water Gardens! These are incredibly rare, but an iconic breed nonetheless.

Tanchos are non-metallic, white koi. The Hi (red) marking on the head is what distinguishes this gorgeous fish. The Hi needs to be round and cover the majority of the space between the eyes and nose. The marking should be sharp and a deep red. The other white areas must be free of imperfections and markings.

We sell t-shirts here in the gift shop with these koi on the front!

Tancho Koi Falling Water Gardens

Should I be feeding my fish?

Fish are cold blooded animals. This means they do not generate their own body heat and their body temperature is reliant on their environment, the water temperature of your pond.

When the water temperature is cold, below the mid 50’s, your fish conserve energy by hanging out at the bottom of the pond, where the water is warmest. At this temperature your fish cannot generate the enzymes necessary to digest food and they live off the fat they stored on their body all summer.

Between 55 and 65 degrees, it is safe to feed cool season food. Cool season food has less protein and is easier for your fish to digest in cool temperatures.

Above 65 degrees your fish are much more active and you should feed your fish a high protein food.

A warm winter where the water hovers around 50ºF to 55ºF can be a problem for fish owners. Our fish are more active than usual and seem to be asking to be fed. There are two potential problems with feeding your fish at this temperature.

As previously mentioned, if you feed your fish and the temperature drops below the mid 50’s, your fish are most likely unable to create the enzymes necessary to digest the food. The food can putrefy in their intestinal track, creating bacteria that can get in their blood and kill your fish.

A secondary problem is that at low temperatures, your biological filter will not be active and able to cope with increased ammonia levels associated with feeding the fish. You can kill your fish if the ammonia levels rise too high.

Koi and goldfish are omnivores and can usually find enough to eat at the beginning of the season. If they are hungry they can eat the algae growing in the pond that is easier to digest than fish food.

Our suggestion to fish owners is always the same; when the water temperature is hovering in the mid to low 50’s and there is a chance that we can get freezing weather that can drop the water temperature below the mid 50’s, it is best to not feed the fish. Just to be on the safe side!

** We are no longer feeding our fish. **

Plant Material

Remember that lettuce and hyacinth are annuals in the pond and need to be removed before they turn to mush and sink to the bottom. It’s also a good idea to to turn your UV sterilizer off for the winter. You can do this by unplugging it. The light bulbs in the UV are only good for 365 days. If turned off by winter you can get two springs out of one bulb.

Pond Winterization

When the water temperature reaches 45 degrees, most of the bacteria in your bead filter dies back. It’s then safe to drain and clean the filter.

We have a guide to winterize your own pond – feel free to visit us here at the nursery if you have questions!

Prepare Your Bead Filter

As leaves and pine needles begin to fall, it’s also a good idea to go into winter with a clean skimmer. Complete cleaning instructions can be found at Cleaning Your Skimmer.

Netting Your Pond

Paying attention to these important tasks will ensure that your expensive filter equipment continues to work properly.

Finally, if this all seems like too much work, Falling Water Designs offers Fall Prep as part of our Maintenance Plan. Click here to fill out our service request form so we can schedule your fall maintenance!

Featured Plants

Here are a few unique plants that will add a little color to your garden this fall, even as temperatures drop!

Privet Honeysuckle

Lonicera pileata is a dense, spreading, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub which is typically grown as a high ground cover rising to 2-3′ tall but spreading to 5-8′ wide or more on horizontal branches which root at the nodes where they touch the ground. It is native to slopes and open forests in central to southeastern China.

Common names include privet honeysuckle (foliage resembles privet) or box leaf honeysuckle (foliage resembles boxwood). Ovate, glossy green leaves (to 1 1/4″ long). Small fragrant yellowish-white flowers in spring (May). Flowers give way to small translucent purple berries (1/4″ wide) which mature in fall.

Leucothoe Scarletta

Evergreen shrub with attractive leaves that come out dark maroon, turning green as they mature, and changing to bronze by fall. Small white flowers are born in spring. Great for mass plantings, borders, and containers. Ht. 24in. Zone 5. Excellent companion plant for Rhododendrons.

Beauty Berry

Profusion’ boasts russet and gold new foliage in addition to the charming pink flowers and abundant purple berries.Where most plants are known for their flowers, the Callicarpa genus is known for its showy clusters of berries.
These deciduous, full shrubs have nice, rather neutral looking leaves and delicate pink, early summer flowers that precede the purple berries which persist through fall, if the birds don’t eat them that is. Callicarpa thrive in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or dappled light. They are especially at home along the wood’s edge. This plant flowers and produces fruit on the current years growth, so prune hard when buds begin to swell in early spring.

Japanese Barberry

Crimson Pygmy is a lovely, deciduous dwarf shrub. It blooms with pale yellow flowers in mid-late spring, but these are insignificant. They are followed by bright red berries in the fall which attract birds. Crimson Pygmy Japanese barberry is a hardy plant that requires little care to thrive.

Plant Database

Did you see something you’re interested in on a recent visit and can’t remember the instructions to care for your new plant? Check out our plant database, and ever-growing index of the plants we sell here at the nursery. You can get tips on the amount of sun, watering needs, placement in the garden and even other plants that may pair well with what you have!

If you’re ever here on site and are curious about something you see, scan the QR code on the sign to access the database entry on the plant in question.

Weddings & Events

If you or someone you know are planning to get married next summer, come and visit us at Falling Water Gardens! We’ve been busy with tours in the last few months, even after we’ve taken down the seasonal portions of the venue.

We give tours all year long, as the venue remains open to the public in the off-season. Contact us for details, or to schedule a walkthrough!

We also have our annual open house coming in May – stay tuned for details, and mark Mother’s Day weekend!

Gift Shop & Decor

Christmas Trees in MonroeChristmas Trees in Monroe

We’ve sold trees at the nursery for over a decade, and we’re planning for another busy year.

Trees will be for sale starting Wednesday, Nov. 22. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow our employees to spend time with their families, but will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. We will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week through Christmas Eve!

Why buy your Christmas tree from us?
1. Support a local business! Buy your Christmas Trees in Monroe.

2. Trees are cut as soon as they arrive and placed upright in fresh water. This ensures that your trees are hydrated and healthy when you take them home.

3. Gorgeous selection of fresh Nordmann, Noble, & Grand fir trees.

4. Trees from 4′ up to 10′ tall!

5. We have a great product to help preserve your Christmas Tree. Developed by Oregon Forestry Laboratory, the ingredients help the needles stay on longer & the tree stay fresh. The gel in it prevents the water in the tree stand from drying up.

HOURS OF OPERATION NOTICE
We are currently operating on Fall Hours.

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Closed Tuesday-Thursday, except by appointment only

We will switch to Holiday hours on Friday, November 25th.
Open seven days a week, from 10 AM until 6 PM through Christmas eve.

This is a return customer. In their previous home we installed a formal, raised Koi pond that complimented the style of their garden.

Now they’re building their new dream home and we were hired to install a more natural and larger Koi pond for their pets to move to. This pond is 19’x12′ and 4′ deep with a short 15′ stream/fall.

The equipment includes an out-of-pond pump, a skimmer, filter-fall, large UV sterilizer and large biological bead filter as well as underwater and terrestrial lights. The build took four days.

We love repeat customers! It really means something when a customer is happy enough with their first build to use us again when they need a new water feature.

Tancho Koi Falling Water Gardens

Tancho

This month’s featured koi breed is the Tancho, one of our favorites here at Falling Water Gardens! These are incredibly rare, but an iconic breed nonetheless.

Tanchos are non-metallic, white koi. The Hi (red) marking on the head is what distinguishes this gorgeous fish. The Hi needs to be round and cover the majority of the space between the eyes and nose. The marking should be sharp and a deep red. The other white areas must be free of imperfections and markings.

We sell t-shirts here in the gift shop with these koi on the front!

Should I be feeding my fish?

Fish are cold blooded animals. This means they do not generate their own body heat and their body temperature is reliant on their environment, the water temperature of your pond.

When the water temperature is cold, below the mid 50’s, your fish conserve energy by hanging out at the bottom of the pond, where the water is warmest. At this temperature your fish cannot generate the enzymes necessary to digest food and they live off the fat they stored on their body all summer.

Between 55 and 65 degrees, it is safe to feed cool season food. Cool season food has less protein and is easier for your fish to digest in cool temperatures.

Above 65 degrees your fish are much more active and you should feed your fish a high protein food.

A warm winter where the water hovers around 50ºF to 55ºF can be a problem for fish owners. Our fish are more active than usual and seem to be asking to be fed. There are two potential problems with feeding your fish at this temperature.

As previously mentioned, if you feed your fish and the temperature drops below the mid 50’s, your fish are most likely unable to create the enzymes necessary to digest the food. The food can putrefy in their intestinal track, creating bacteria that can get in their blood and kill your fish.

A secondary problem is that at low temperatures, your biological filter will not be active and able to cope with increased ammonia levels associated with feeding the fish. You can kill your fish if the ammonia levels rise too high.

Koi and goldfish are omnivores and can usually find enough to eat at the beginning of the season. If they are hungry they can eat the algae growing in the pond that is easier to digest than fish food.

Our suggestion to fish owners is always the same; when the water temperature is hovering in the mid to low 50’s and there is a chance that we can get freezing weather that can drop the water temperature below the mid 50’s, it is best to not feed the fish. Just to be on the safe side!

** We are no longer feeding our fish. **

Plant Material

Remember that lettuce and hyacinth are annuals in the pond and need to be removed before they turn to mush and sink to the bottom. It’s also a good idea to to turn your UV sterilizer off for the winter. You can do this by unplugging it. The light bulbs in the UV are only good for 365 days. If turned off by winter you can get two springs out of one bulb.

Pond Winterization

When the water temperature reaches 45 degrees, most of the bacteria in your bead filter dies back. It’s then safe to drain and clean the filter.

We have a guide to winterize your own pond – feel free to visit us here at the nursery if you have questions!

Prepare Your Bead Filter

As leaves and pine needles begin to fall, it’s also a good idea to go into winter with a clean skimmer. Complete cleaning instructions can be found at Cleaning Your Skimmer.

Netting Your Pond

Paying attention to these important tasks will ensure that your expensive filter equipment continues to work properly.

Finally, if this all seems like too much work, Falling Water Designs offers Fall Prep as part of our Maintenance Plan. Click here to fill out our service request form so we can schedule your fall maintenance

Here are a few unique plants that will add a little color to your garden this fall, even as temperatures drop!

 

Privet Honeysuckle

Lonicera pileata is a dense, spreading, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub which is typically grown as a high ground cover rising to 2-3′ tall but spreading to 5-8′ wide or more on horizontal branches which root at the nodes where they touch the ground. It is native to slopes and open forests in central to southeastern China.

Common names include privet honeysuckle (foliage resembles privet) or box leaf honeysuckle (foliage resembles boxwood). Ovate, glossy green leaves (to 1 1/4″ long). Small fragrant yellowish-white flowers in spring (May). Flowers give way to small translucent purple berries (1/4″ wide) which mature in fall.

 

Scarletta

Evergreen shrub with attractive leaves that come out dark maroon, turning green as they mature, and changing to bronze by fall. Small white flowers are born in spring. Great for mass plantings, borders, and containers. Ht. 24in. Zone 5. Excellent companion plant for Rhododendrons.

 

Beauty Berry

Profusion’ boasts russet and gold new foliage in addition to the charming pink flowers and abundant purple berries.Where most plants are known for their flowers, the Callicarpa genus is known for its showy clusters of berries.
These deciduous, full shrubs have nice, rather neutral looking leaves and delicate pink, early summer flowers that precede the purple berries which persist through fall, if the birds don’t eat them that is. Callicarpa thrive in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or dappled light. They are especially at home along the wood’s edge. This plant flowers and produces fruit on the current years growth, so prune hard when buds begin to swell in early spring.

 

Japanese Barberry

Crimson Pygmy is a lovely, deciduous dwarf shrub. It blooms with pale yellow flowers in mid-late spring, but these are insignificant. They are followed by bright red berries in the fall which attract birds. Crimson Pygmy Japanese barberry is a hardy plant that requires little care to thrive.

Plant Database

Did you see something you’re interested in on a recent visit and can’t remember the instructions to care for your new plant? Check out our plant database, and ever-growing index of the plants we sell here at the nursery. You can get tips on the amount of sun, watering needs, placement in the garden and even other plants that may pair well with what you have!

If you’re ever here on site and are curious about something you see, scan the QR code on the sign to access the database entry on the plant in question.

If you or someone you know are planning to get married next summer, come and visit us at Falling Water Gardens! We’ve been busy with tours in the last few months, even after we’ve taken down the seasonal portions of the venue.

We give tours all year long, as the venue remains open to the public in the off-season. Contact us for details, or to schedule a walkthrough!

We also have our annual open house coming in May – stay tuned for details, and mark Mother’s Day weekend!