By Phran Novelli
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Deck the halls already! Lots of local arboretums have Christmas greenery sales this time of year where you can get not only holly, pine, spruce, magnolia and other boughs of evergreens, but also berries and accents like pretty seed pods to make decorations – all while giving the gardens a gift by supporting their sale.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
Coming up this weekend are just two such holiday events, both Saturday, December 7, starting at 10 am.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
The sale at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College runs until 2 pm; become a member and get a free bag of greens.
Bartram’s Garden’s sale runs a little later, until 4 pm on Saturday – or you can join to go early and get first pick at their Member’s Preview, Friday evening from 4 to 7 pm.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
Both sales also feature fabulously fresh pre-made wreaths (much prettier than anything I’ve ever created). And, there will also be lots of smart garden elves on-hand to give you courage and tips about how to craft one yourself too.