Oh, Christmas tree!
My friend and garden blogger Teresa O'Connor, author of Seasonal Wisdom, says the average artificial Christmas tree ends up in a landfill within three years.
Demonstrating again that I am not average -- maybe not even normal -- I have had my artificial tree for about 10 years.
In any case, Teresa makes the case for the live tree and talks about what to do with it after the season is over.
More than 13 million evergreens were cut for sale this year, Teresa says. It is a shame to just trash them all.
Among her earth-friendly suggestions are a bath scented with pine-needle infused oil.
For sure that won't work with an artificial tree.