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Hi friends! Last week I stopped by Home Depot to pick up some spray paint and I decided to drop into their garden center to see what they had. I’ve been wanting some live green plants for the kitchen. Winter is always a bit depressing when the grass turns brown and the trees are bare, so I thought bringing nature indoors would help me out. Well, I hit the jack pot at Home Depot. They had a wide selection of small (mini-sized) Christmas trees in every variety possible. And most came in decorative pots. Which, of course, is perfect for those of us who are too
lazy busy to transplant them. Here are the three I bought but there were other varieties I really liked. Home Depot had different shapes, different sizes, different species. Really, there was something for everyone. And after Christmas is finished and the decorations come down, we’ll plant them out in the yard to block the neighbors provide some much needed shade. Or maybe we’ll take them out to the farm and plant them there.
The Rosemary Topiary Christmas Tree
The small plant with the red foil is a rosemary topiary. Kinda cute, isn’t it? I stuffed it down into an old flour sifter for the time being. It might find a new location as time goes by, but for right now I like it right where it is.
The Mini-Sized Christmas Trees
The other two mini-Christmas trees are hanging out on the back porch while I finish tying up the last details on the kitchen. They actually look really pretty out there. Maybe they’ll turn into my year round porch trees until they get big enough to, you know, provide that much needed shade! The little mini-Christmas trees came decorated and I’ve left them as is for the time being. I plan on doing some rustic country ornaments once we start decking the halls though.
The Truffula Tree Shaped Rosemary Topiary
While I was Home Depot I saw a rosemary topiary tree that reminded me of a truffula tree in Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. I didn’t buy the little rosemary truffula tree-shaped topiary at the time, but I kept thinking about it. And then over the weekend, I decided I needed that truffula tree. I seldom ever need anything, but I felt like I needed this one. So I made a plan to pick one up come Monday morning. Then the boy got sick. And stayed sick. And the other one decided he was sick (of school) and needed to stay home, too. He promised me he didn’t feel well and I took him at his word. Sometimes we all need a break from our obligations, right? And this keeps me in the running for the Mom of the Year Award. Back to the trees…During this time I kept thinking about the forest of truffula trees being sold off before I could ever make it back to Home Depot. And as soon as I got those boys back in school, I headed off to, hopefully, find one last truffula tree waiting on me. There were only a few left when I got there and I chose one of the little orphans and brought him him. And then I carefully transplanted my perfect little truffula into the thrift store pot I had painted cream and gold. And now he sits right next to the kitchen sink. Which makes me very happy. He’ll get all the natural light he wants. And hopefully I won’t forget to water him. So if you’re looking for a quick holiday decorating idea before Thanksgiving then look no further. Head off to your local big box store and look for your very own rosemary topiary truffula tree or maybe a more traditional mini-sized Christmas tree.
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