Orange joins traditional hues of red and green outdoor tree trimmings - both man made and all natural - during the holidays.
Florida's Adventure Coast is home to commercial groves and many backyard trees. December is peak harvest season for many varieties.
As a perfect gift for friends up north, consider a shipment from nearby Boyett's Grove at 4355 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville. Drop by and - during your visit - you can watch the oranges, tangerines and grapefruit get washed, waxed, polished, sorted and packed just like they did in the old days.
Outside you can walk along shaded paths and view the live animals and exotic birds throughout the sprawling area known as the savannah.