What The Flock Is Going On Here?!

|Flocked Christmas Tree|

|Flocked Christmas Tree|

Ah, the 1940's in America...Big Bands were hot, Antarctica was discovered to be a continent, and for those who love Christmas came the fad of flocking.  You know flocking...that stuff you spray on a Christmas tree to give it that winter wonderland vibe or snowstorm look.  Now you must know, this post isn't exactly about plants but more about what people do aesthetically to plants to make them seem more "realistic".  It's an oxymoron, I guess.  I get the freshly fallen snow look but the color options are definitely about something different.  I think that flocking is an acquired taste but as a friend of mine says..."Fashion favors the bold!"   Feast your eyes on this magic.

|The Flavors Of Flocking|

|The Flavors Of Flocking|

Some might consider it kitsch.  Others messy.  If flocking is your thing, tell me... how do you like your Christmas tree tempura?  Now I've seen snowy white and pepto pink but lavender and black...wowzers.  I especially find that black flocking, with glitter even, really gives you that edgy Mt. St. Helens look, if that's what you're going for.  Now you can get your flocking with or without fire retardant.  The without version is allegedly "green" or environmentally friendly.  Whatever the case, if you find flocking festive... good news, it comes in a variety of candy coated colors to suit your every mood.