Wednesday, December 9, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Last night hubby and I finally got our Christmas tree. Our dog was very interested and wanted to help hubby put it up.

Finally, he got it up (without the dog's help).

The next step will be to actually decorate it... Maybe tonight.

While we were out I also got a small Poinsettia; it was the last one and looked kind of sickly.

I asked if they would give me a discount since it was looking kind of scraggly and they did, then it turned out it was already on sale (since it was the last one, probably), so I ended up getting it for about a quarter of the original price. Definitely worth it. I re-potted it and I'm going to see if I can bring it back to life. I seem to have a special place in my heart for sickly looking plants as this isn't the first time I've gotten a discount on one and brought it home. It's kind of ironic since I've managed to kill some very healthy plants in my time, including cacti and Sago Palms, which make very nice house plants and are theoretically nearly impossible to kill. (Several died in my house in California.) So we'll see how it goes with the Poinsettia. If it ends up doing well I'll try to remember to post another picture in a few weeks of my success.


  1. The dog is so funny all up in that tree! Cute!

    Good for you bringing that poinsettia must be a kindred spirit with Charlie Brown!

  2. what a gorgeous tree! the dog must have smelled some critter scents LOL

    oh, and I have killed plenty of houseplants in my time. needless to say, i no longer buy them!

    are you finished for the semester?

  3. K Storm - Hee, hee, thanks for the Charlie Brown reminder, I'd forgotten about that!

    Dr. Wifey - The tree will be even prettier when it's actually decorated. :-) And no, not done with the semester yet, unfortunately. I wish...

  4. I am CRACKED UP at the dog in the tree!!! Seriously hilarious. Must've smelled something good in there!

    I have heard Sagos are kind of testy, don't feel bad. The potted poinsetta looks great!

  5. I have a brown thumb as well. My poor office plant has been through so much! =)

    While I like the convenience of a pre-lit artificial tree, I really do miss the smell and the fun of going out to pick a fresh tree to cut.

    I WILL post some pics of my tree. and some of my special ornaments!


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