Ask the Expert: Holly
How do you keep holly fresh looking ? Margaret
Plant Expert Reply:
Keeping holly looking alive and vibrant is a little tricky. Think about it! First we cut it from it life source and then we put it in a house that is warmer than its natural environment.
The key to keeping it vibrant is to create an environment as close to nature as possible. First, keep it hydrated. If possible, put it in water or at least mist the foliage every day. You can create wreaths and other holly arrangements with floral foam soaked in water. This will keep your holly hydrated. The second key is to keep it cool. Holly will do better if the room is slightly cooler than normal and away from any blowing heat source.
Fortunately even as holly deteriorates, it still looks pretty good.