For today's picture, here are my two real mini-Christmas trees, all undressed out of their finery:
I still have to find nice planters for them
The plan is to keep these two alive, more or less at their current size, and use them again next year. This year, one of them sat by the front door, while the other one stayed inside. They're both Italian Stone Pines, the same kind as the larger, in ground pine trees in the back yard:
Pay no attention to the weeds... or the weirdly growing ice plants!
The in-ground trees are going into their second year. At least they're a plant I don't need to worry about winter hardiness this winter. And they seemed to survive our hot summer pretty well also.