A Very Succulent Christmas
This is the somewhat lumpy succulent Christmas tree I assembled recently. I am so obsessed with these splendid spongy plants that I could not resist buying a green foam cone and giving it a try. Last week I fell in love with and featured a tillandsia lamp, another exquisitely forgiving plant. Don’t forget about the other yueltide use for tillandsias, or air plants: the living Christmas ornament designed by Flora Grubb in San Francisco (available online @ www.floragrubb.com). Even the blackest thumbs can keep these alive with a little spritz now and then. As for my tree, I’ll dismantle it before too long and replant my succulents; it’s so easy, and that’s why I love them so much. For information on recycling your BIG trees see below. And have a wonderful Christmas!
Ventura County: http://portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC_WORKS/wasteManagement/residential_recycling/miscellaneous/christmas_trees
Los Angeles tree recycling: Curbside collection by placing the tree next to the green waste bin on collection day.
Christmas Tree Recycling in Orange County (From their website): We will collect and recycle Christmas trees for the first two weeks following Christmas on your regular collection day. Trees taller than six feet must be cut in half. Please remove all decoration including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands. Place the tree at the curb. Flocked trees will be collected but cannot be recycled.
San Diego tree recycling: Green Gardens Nursery will p/u and dispose of your tree now thru the end of January for $20.00. Call (858) 483‑7846. City of San Diego Recycling program also recycles trees.