7/22/08

Indoor tree


Okay, this is far past its prime, but I liked it so much I thought I'd share anyway.

I keep cursing the tree in our front yard for sending up shoots around the base of the trunk. I've chopped them down a few times, and the just keep coming up. Last week, though, I decided to count my blessings.

I dug out a vase from my grandmother and filled it with the trimmed shoots. In front of the kitchen sink, it looked lovely, and I was amazed how much relaxation a bit of green can bring into the house.

Now I'm glad for our silly tree, and I can't wait for some more little branches to come up!

15 comments:

  1. Way to find the positive side of things. I've cursed shoots many times.

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  2. Very pretty!

    We had an olive tree in when we lived in AZ that would do that and we'd have to cut them down.

    Lots of people would let them grow in really full and then trim them like a hedge so it looked like the tree was growing out of a hedge. But, then again, these were usually the same people who would have the entire tree trimmed to it looked like it had poodle pom poms on the ends of the main branches with no leaves or branches elsewhere. It's weird what people will do to nature.

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  3. You are a genius! I have an annoying tree that does the same thing. I always send Expert out to chop down the shoots and it is his most annoying yard chore. I don't have a nice big vase like yours but I could probably come up with something.
    So smart! :-)

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  4. That's really creative. I like it!

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  5. When life hands you lemons make lemonade, and when it sends you lots of branches, create a boquet!

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  6. talk about making lemonade from lemons!
    ok I just read the other comments. So let me just second what tj said.

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  7. Sounds like a good idea! I'm sure we could find some shoots to do the same.

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  8. Very creative! I've always wanted a cutting garden, but now I've got a new idea. . .

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  9. What a good idea! We have SO much growing outside that is wild and driving me crazy...I never think about brining it inside.

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  11. Way to look at the bright side. That is JUST like me and those ugly ferns that I now love because I have a little bit of green in my house. I am almost sad to see them looking all limp and frail :)

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  12. what a great idea! i have just such a tree in my yard and i am going to copy you, my dear:)

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  13. What a great idea...I'm going outside this minute to trim my "shoots". Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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