Monday, December 29, 2008

Booo dead Christmas tree

I don't think we'll ever buy a tree from a lot again. We did it sort of out of desperation. Usually we go to a farm and get a "fresh" tree but this year we just waited too long. We went to a lot near our house and bought a cute little tree for $20.

This tree has been shedding needles like crazy since we bought it. Jason made a fresh cut when we brought it home but it still isn't really drinking the water I give it. The bottom branches are bare now. Every time Leta jumps I can hear the needles falling. The trees we get from the farm never lose their needles. Last year we had our tree for over a month and it was still doing well when we took it down. Maybe that's the difference between a $20 tree and a $50 tree.

2 comments:

Woman in a Window said...

I think it's the time of the cut. Even though we live in the land of evergreens the trees that are for sale are shipped here. Insanity, right? So by the time the land in someone's home they've already been cut for weeks!

Zip n Tizzy said...

And I will sheepishly tell you that mine is fake.
I grew up in a home where fake trees were unthinkable, but with small children they are golden. Easy up, easy down, no mess.