Plants Beautiful Sends Christmas Trees To Washington DC.

November 25th, 2014

On the week of November 3rd, Lowell & Forest Dittberner cut four 10-12 foot Balsam Fir Christmas Trees to go along with the 70 foot Capitol Tree that was cut down in Chippewa National Forest by Cass Lake, that will be decorated & lit up on the White House Lawn.


The 4 Balsam Fir trees will be displayed in various offices in Washington DC.
Plants Beautiful was one of only a few growers that had trees this big and since we have been growing for 47 years this is the first time Minnesota has been the supplier of these trees to Washington DC.dc-trees1

NEW!! – Reserve A Group Sleigh (or wagon) Ride

November 15th, 2010

Do you love the horse drawn sleigh rides when you come out to the farm?  Or just love the idea of being able to go for that ride?  Well this holiday season (by advance reservation only) you can go for a personal group sleigh ride (or wagon ride)!

Either enjoy a beautiful two mile ride through our wood, to the lake at the far end of the property and back to the shop


Go out into the fields to select your Christmas tree!

Rides are approximately 1 hour long and can accommodate a group of up to 15 adults (or that equivalent in space with adults & children).

The sleigh/wagon is only available on the following dates and
You Must Call or Email To Reserve You Ride.

November 26th, 27th & 28th
December 4th & 5th
December 11th & 12th
December 18th & 19th

So Contact Us today to reserve a ride for your special group this Christmas season!  And be sure to check out our Sleigh Rides & Santa Page for everything else that is happening this year!

This Years New, Real Christmas Wreath Designs

November 2nd, 2010

Lesa, our chief wreath designer, has come up with some more beautiful live wreath designs this year.  Each wreath is made with fresh smelling, real evergreen boughs and decorated by hand by one of our many elf designers.  These designs and more are available to order through our online shop.  Each image is linked for ordering and additions views of the wreaths.

Our Designer Window Peek Wreath

Our Designer Window Peek Wreath

This 20″ wide by 20″ tall, hand crafted, fancy square wreath is made with North Woods Fragrant Balsam Fir, White Pine and Cedar.

This wreath is designed for use on windows or doors, whichever you prefer. It features a bright red sheer bow, with wired gold edges and gold holly and berries adorn the lower right hand corner. The wreath is decorated with gold edged pine cones, red apples and gold berry twists. Nestled in the upper left hand corner sits a beautiful little cork cardinal, on a white pine branch. In the window it will give you a peek into the holidays. A unique addition to any decor.

Fancy Designer Heart Wreath

Our Designer Heart Wreath

This 20″ wide by 28″ tall hand crafted fancy heart wreath is made with North Woods Fragrant Balsam Fir and Cedar.

This wreath has been hand decorated with a bow that has a red & white plaid design on a red background. It has frosted pine cones, red apples & gold berries.  It is a beautiful and unique addition to any holiday display.

Garland and Wreath Door Decorations Set

Garland and Wreath Door Decorations Set

This beautiful Wreath and Garland set is great way to bring Christmas to your front door.

The 26″ live Christmas wreath is made with North Woods Fragrant Balsam Fir, White Pine and Cedar. This wreath design features a red velvet bow and has been hand decorated with frosted pine cones and red apples.

The 18 feet of Balsam Garland is just the right length for around a door. Included with the Wreath and Garland are the 9 frosted pine cones and the two red velvet bows.

Some Snow!

December 5th, 2009

It’s been drier and warmer then usual this holiday season, as far as the weather and snow goes.  Up until last week we still had temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s!  The ponds are just starting to freeze over now.  But finally it’s starting to feel like winter in Minnesota!  It’s cold today, but there is a beautiful layer of snow on the ground and hoarfrost on everything.  It’s stunning outside today.  Really a winter wonderland!.

Today marks the beginning of our second big weekend with Santa and horse drawn wagon rides (there is still not enough snow for the sleigh).  Our photographers and other elfs are already at the shop keeping busy with the early bird customers, and they will be there until 6 tonight.

Like I said, it’s cold today, but really beautiful.  So bundle up and come on out!  We have hot drinks to warm up with after cutting your christmas tree, or you can check out the nice selection of fresh pre-cut trees we have available in our green house!

Hope to see you there!

Picking Out Our Christmas Tree

December 4th, 2009

Forest had some time off recently and the weather was fairly nice, so we decided to go out and find our tree. We still have yet to set it up, but here is some photo blogging of our trip out to the fields.

The kids are ready to go! Come on mom!

We headed out to the fields. My daughter found some old binoculars and of course had to use them in her attempt to find the perfect Christmas tree. Surprisingly the kids shared those binoculars really well.:)

Here’s Forest getting up close and personal with the colorado spruce field. We decided that this would be the best tree for us. They are so pokey that the kids think twice before pulling on the tree or trying to climb it. I love all different kids of trees and I change what I want every year. Sometimes big and full, something skinny with more space. We went for skinny and more space this year as I liked the idea of all the room for viewing ornaments.

And here’s our tree!
It’s probably about 12′ tall. Our ceiling is 10′ so we have a lot of space to fill, but I guess I had Forest cut a little more then we really needed. I guess it’s better to have to much then to little right?

I’m so excited about getting our tree into the house. We just have to get the space prepared in the living room and we’ll be ready for set up and decorations. The kids are excited and we just love having that fresh smell in the house. Hurray For Real Trees!

Christmas Pictures

November 28th, 2009

The last couple of years we have been offering photographer services on the big weekends and making those pictures instantly available to people.  This year I took the kids out so we could get some nice photos for Christmas cards.  I think they turned out really nice.

You can get the pictures taken outside or with Santa (we opted for the great outdoors since it was nice and they have those cute matching hats).  The photographers will be available at the shop the 27th, 28th & 29th of November, the 5th & 6th and the 12th & 13th of December.  So be sure when you come and get your live tree or fresh wreath, that you also check out our photo station in the shop and talk to whom ever happens to be there.  They’ll be able to give you more information about pricing and will be able to set you up with a photographer if you want family portraits taken.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

November 27th, 2009

The Dittberner's Thanksgiving

Yesterday Forest and I woke up before 5 and were talking about all the cooking we had planned for the day. Of course, we probably wouldn’t have been awake that early had the kids not also been awake. But it was fun to start planning early. We got right up and started getting things like the mashed potatoes started and our sweet potatoes. We were also in charge of the tofurkie (because half of the family is vegetarian), stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. All of which really didn’t take that much time to get fixed up. We headed over to the other farm and Lowell and Audrey’s house for our meal and to met up with the rest of the Dittberner family.

We had a big and wonderful meal and it was great to connect with the family. After dinner we went out to get Lowell and Audrey their Christmas tree. They decided on a Colorado Spruce this year, for the kids sake. Colorado spruce is a family favorite for when we have little kids in the house. They are very pokey so the little ones don’t want to try and pull on it or climb it. I think I got a nice shot of Forest and his folks with their tree. My son is in the front there but my daughter (who’s 6) decided to be goofy was hiding behind the tree.

We brought the tree back and got it set up right away. The kids decorated with some help from their grandparents. It looks beautiful and kept shocking even us with how strong it smelled. Wonderful! I can hardly wait to get my tree set up!

Setting the tree up on Thanksgiving has been a Dittberner family tradition for many years. Mostly because these next couple of weeks are the busiest weeks in our whole year and there isn’t time for setting up a tree except on Thanksgiving.

This weekend is our first really big weekend. We’ve got wagon rides going today, Santa arrives at noon and is available until 4pm for pictures and nice little chat with the kids. We also have a photo station open and photographers available to take family photos. And you can get copies to take home as prints or on a CD.

The farm will be buzzing today with lots of excitement and family fun, so come down and let us become a part of your families Christmas traditions.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!