After the season ended, I planted the tree in our backyard. I didn't hold much hope for its survival 'cause I'm a bad gardener; plants usually die under my watch. Surprisingly, with no care, the tree lived! And is still growing.
It makes me feel good that I didn't kill another tree just for holiday decoration. Now I wonder why this isn't a more popular choice.
Cool. You'll have to dig it up again soon though so you can decorate it in time for Xmas. Nah seriously, what are your plans with regards to a tree this year?ReplyDelete
We have an artificial tree which we re-use every Xmas. It takes forever to straighten out all the branches but once done and decorated it looks nice. Occasionally we have had a real tree. You can't beat the smell of a real one at Xmas.
If we get a tree (not sure) we'll get another uncut one. It's okay to use an artificial tree as long as you re-use it several times. Buying new artificial trees every year is bad ecologically.Delete
Oh, and you're right about the smell of real trees. When I was a kid my mom bought a can of "pine tree smell" which was horribly chemical-scented.Delete
I have used my same artificial trees for over 25 years - they are getting a little ratty, but still very useable. I don't anticipate ever having to get new ones. Most of my decorations are 25+ years old too.ReplyDelete
I love the smell of the Christmas trees. When I was a kid living in Puerto Rico, my family used artificial trees, for the obvious reasons.ReplyDelete
I agree. Pine smells great.Delete
We've been using the same fake tree for almost 20 years. Admittedly, there's the lack of pine tree smell, but we've never had success with keeping alive a rooted tree in the past! xxxReplyDelete
Loved this idea!ReplyDelete
As I said on FB, we don't do trees due to the kitties. I do sometimes put up lights outside though.ReplyDelete
I may get poopooed for it, but honestly I find all the Christmas decor exhausting and enjoy coming home to my christmas free home. ;) I'll celebrate the week of, but Thanksgiving is sacred in my house!
Me, too. Lots of effort, too much in fact. I wonder what's motivating people to do that.Delete
So wonderful the tree lived. We use the same plastic one every year, but I would love to get a small one in a pot to keep on our balcony all year. We have a massive tree (planted before Iwas born) in front of our home that I would love to decorate.ReplyDelete
That is thoroughly awesome, Ally. Way to go!ReplyDelete
I concur that amongst those with suitable yards, it is surprising this option hasn't caught on more. Hopefully, we will continue to grow more eco-conscious as a society and in turn a larger number of folks will take your tree saving lead.
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I plan to repeat this again this year.Delete
Ah, I'm so happy that it survived! Last year, we didn't have one but the year before, we bought a real tree and CBC sawed it up and composted it. The 'leaves' were used to mulch our bluebeerry bushes! I was talking to CBC about buying one in a pot and doing just what you did but we don't have space in our garden. If I could keep one in a pot outside, I would!ReplyDelete
Oh, that's really cool! And such a cute little tree. We finally gave up on Xmas trees after having no place to store it (dragging a 12 foot tree back and forth between an off-site storage space, plus all the decorations, was not fun) and having it shed everywhere - we got a white flocked tree and it was a mess. I wish we had some outdoor space, I would get this!ReplyDelete