It’s the week before Christmas and you still haven’t bought a Christmas Tree, a wreath or greenery to wrap around your porch railing. You’re probably safe when it comes to buying the smaller green stuff. But if you’re looking to buy a tree in the neighborhood, you best do it now.
Local tree sellers report extremely brisk sales this year — much better than last year. The Ross School PTA sale ended last weekend (one week early) because they were not able to get trees for this weekend. One local retailer is already out of trees and will not be getting more.
In the Neighborhood
Here are your close-to-home options in the Borderstan area for trees, wreaths and greenery.
Dupont Farmers Market: This market has had Christmas Trees for sale, so try your luck this Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm — or send them an email today to check on availability (as we said, trees are selling fast this year). Location is 20th Street NW between Q Street and Massachusetts Avenue.
Garden District: This 14th Street store is sold out of trees and is not getting any more this season. However, Garden District still has wreaths, greenery – and a selection of indoor plants and pots that make great gifts. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. UPDATE: Garden District will closed for the winter after Sunday, December 19; the store will reopen in March.
Old City Green: This garden store at the corner of 9th and N Streets NW has trees, wreaths and greenery. But tree sales are very brisk and supplies are going quickly. Call first. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 3 to 8 pm, Friday, noon to 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Whole Foods: The Logan Circle store on at 1440 P Street NW still has trees and wreaths. Hours are 8:30 am to 10:30 pm every day of the week – but they are closing at 8 pm on Christmas Eve.
Can’t find a tree in the neighborhood? You’re going to have to drive. For example, try the Home Depot at 901 Rhode Island Avenue NE (call 202-526-8760 for availability and prices). Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 36th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW always sells trees (lots of them) – give them a call for the the tree-sale hours and availability.