O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

Christmas is just a few days away. So how’s your tree holding up? Mine still looks lush and lovely, thanks to the Christmas Tree Survival Tonic I keep feeding it. Every year, without fail, I pour this homemade elixir into our Christmas tree stand to keep that ol’ tree fresh and green throughout the year-end holidays. I’ve never found a better formula! Here’s what you need to whip up a batch for your tree:

  • 2 cups of clear corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons of household bleach
  • 4 multivitamin tablets with iron
  • 1 gallon of very hot water

Mix all of the ingredients in a bucket and carefully pour the mixture into the tree stand. Deliver a fresh dose whenever the water level starts going down, and your evergreen will stay fresh as a daisy right into the new year.

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