Thursday, December 24, 2015
My Recycled Christmas Tree
If you buy a small fir tree in a pot, you can easily keep it outdoors through the year and use it again the next and possibly even a third Christmas. Especially if you plant it over in a larger pot with fresh compost. But due to the initial root damage - even if planted over in full ground - they eventually have a limited life.
This is my little tree - that I found after Christmas in 2013 - in 2014. Unfortunately at repotting the Man cut off the lower branches a bit too rigorously, which didn’t help to keep its shape. But still I had a real live tree for free.
It’s now still alive, but during summer it lost a lot of needles on the inside. Dunging helped growing new branches so it still looks ok from a distance, but I haven’t put it in yet. Will decide after writing this post.
It was perfect for photographing my crochet decorations though.
I hope to find a new little firm one this year, then I will plant the old one somewhere to give it as many more years as possible.
Merry Christmas all!