Oh Christmas Shrub

Living in a small townhouse, Gavin forbade a faux tree (they’re ugly and where would we store it?), and pointed out that a fresh cut tree was “pointless” (we’ll be at his parents for Christmas). Then there was last years tree ended up dead shortly after Christmas (it froze solid in one of the winter storms… the directions said to put it outside).

So this year I am once again trying a real tree. I picked one up at Safeway for $12, got a pot and miracle grow potting soil at Target, and gave the little tree a new home.


A few lights, some ornaments, a felt-covered crate for extra height and a few preemptively wrapped presents and Gavin’s first comments were: “It’s more of a shrub than a tree, the pot is bigger than it is!”

Well yes, I want it to have plenty of room to grow. It looked more tree-like in it’s littler pot. Gavin is betting five cents it won’t last until next Christmas.

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