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Justin

I agree with Kathleen Marineau --- Norfolk Island pine is a great way to go since it's meant to be a houseplant and you don't have to worry about giving it special care. Plus, like other houseplants, it purifies the air. Once you take the decorations off, it doesn't feel too much like a Christmas tree, either. http://www.costafarms.com/plants/norfolk-island-pine

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brokenknee

I agree, plant one of them in your front yard and decorate it every year

   
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annetha

We've had potted Christmas trees for ~ a decade now--an easy, but live, tree option. Usually placed in a polished brass container festooned with a red tartan scarf, on an old oak round table cut down to coffee-table height, on a white fleece (like snow), with miniature RR set and small Nativity scene at its base. My 20-somethings are happy to decorate such a small tree. After Christmas, trees have second life in an egress-window, cold-frame (Michigan). In spring we've given them to church plant sales and offered them to Habitat for Humanity, but most recently a photographer friend takes them for the summer as props for his bird pix, returning them to us for winter season. Potted trees are a good option for us!

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