January 5, 2011
Indoor Potted Tree
I have a naked fake tree standing in my living room and it is driving me nuts. Christmas is over and I sooo want to get rid of it.
I'm considering all the ways I could drag it outside myself and around to the basement door, or simply heave it down the stairs when he's not looking. It will land somewhere; how bad could the damage be? It's plastic.
I am always completely over the holidays when they pass.
Okay, it actually looks very realistic without the ornaments. Very conifer-like and not dissimilar to the spruces I grow in my garden. Could I pass it off as an indoor plant, like a Norfolk Island pine or very big ficus, and just leave it up in the corner all year?
How about this: I remove the Christmas tree skirt at its base, shove it back into the corner, add some tall houseplants arranged around it, and call it an indoor potted tree. I'll put a side table nearby.
I can't tell whether the agitated moaning next to me is Jim's reaction to his pain meds wearing off or his excitement about my decorating ideas.
To all of you who carefully select a live tree each year, please forgive. I used to.