Today was the first day of what we call our “pre-opening” weekend–the weekend before Thanksgiving. We use this weekend to work all the bugs out ahead of our big opening on Thanksgiving Friday. Of course there is a lot of “where’s this”,
“can’t find that”, “how do you”, and “this doesn’t work”. But one-by-one all systems are a go for next week.
This afternoon we had a woman come in to buy a Colorado Blue Spruce. Since it is a little early in the season for a Blue Spruce, we got to talking to her. Turns out she bought one here last year on the same Saturday before Thanksgiving and had it up through the new year holidays–without it sheading needles! The secret to her success was placing a small humidifier under the tree.
We always tell people to keep the tree well watered and don’t put it next to a heat source. We have never thought to say put the tree by a moisture source (or put a moisture source by it). It’s supprising how often and how much we are learning from our customers at the same time they are, hopefully, learning from us.