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Team Natural or Team Artificial?

By Trish
December 24, 2014

It's Christmas Eve. Come grab a cup or glass of your beverage of choice and discuss your holiday decor with a few of your closest gardening friends!

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 23, 2014 7:30 PM CST
I'm both team natural and team artificial. This is the first time in years that we've actually put up a tree and decorate it. For so many years we were either traveling during the holidays or extremely busy with elderly, ailing parents. Our tree is artificial and I usually love to make decorations with grapevines (or other vines) pine branches, holly etc. but the only natural decorations I had indoors this year were two blooming holiday cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) that I moved back out to their normal spots on the screened porch today to get more natural light.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Dec 23, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Whoa! That is a spectacular Schlum, Lin. Hard for any decoration to top that kind of show.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Dec 23, 2014 10:55 PM CST
I am for team both too! Usually I have some orchids in bloom at this time of the year, and for this year, my Oncidiums are the active bloomers. But have not moved them yet from the window where they are staying..don't want to blast the buds:

Oncidium Sharry Baby
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surprisingly first time to form a 2nd spike too yippee:
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My Schlumbergera is running late, but it will bloom soon:
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Then I have artificial decors in our living room area, always with the Nativity scene - a gentle reminder of the Reason for The Season. I love Christmas, to me it speaks of finding inner joy and peace in our busy lives.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 24, 2014 8:09 AM CST
Donald: Thanks, I've had that particular holiday cactus for a long time and I have a smaller one that was grown from cuttings of the big guy.

tarev: Lucky you having orchids in bud and bloom and they are beautiful! My Onc. Sharry Baby blooms during the spring/early summer for me. I do have a Brassavola nodosa that just finished blooming.

I've been collecting snowmen for a long time and even the years that we didn't put up the tree I've always had a few snowpeople around. I used to have many more but when we downsized and moved a few years ago I donated a lot of them to the thrift store. For those who know me on facebook, you've probably already seen these photos. I live in Florida where it doesn't snow but I sure love snowmen! Lovey dubby
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Dec 24, 2014 9:49 AM CST
I would be on team both, and nothing. When we used to put up a tree, we would buy a small one in a pot, and plant it afterwards. Sometimes we would make our own. One year from blowing up many colors of balloons, and tying them to a pole. Now, since i moved to tx, we do no decorating at all. So thats the only picture i have:
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Name: Gail
East TN (Zone 6b)
Ghd606
Dec 27, 2014 7:17 AM CST
We are Team Both this year. Lovely artificial tree decorated with shatterproof colored balls and with lights flickering all white, then multi-colored to ultimately flickering the combination.

Downstairs is a 6' real Frazier fir decorated with ornaments our (now adult) children had. We call it our 'memory tree.'

Whichever you were, i hope you had a blessed season.

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