Ended up purchasing a fake Christmas tree. Decorated with white lights and ornaments purchased after Christmas last year at Bompany Company store. It looks beautiful. Well at least I think so. Even my cat Choo-Choo seems to be impressed. He can’t stop staring at the lights. He’s currently sitting on my curio Queen Anne end table, starring at the tree. I wonder what he’s thinking. Initially, he tried to eat the tree but gave up after not being able to break a piece off. What is it with cats and plants? Thinking it’s a good thing I didn’t purchase the real one.
December 14, 2002 at 2:25 am
I came close to buying one of those Norfolk Island Pine trees at Jewel for $19.99. These things look like pine trees, but really are some kind of tropical plant!
I also wonder whether anybody has calculated how many poinsettia plants are sacrificed on the altar of holiday cheer every season. Just about none of these plants survive past the end of January, do they?
And then, assuming the poor thing actually lives until next Christmas, have you ever read a description of what you need to do if you want to force one to develop the red “leaves”? I think you lock it in a dark closet for several weeks. Maybe you use handcuffs and belt on it, too, for all I know.