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foodiesleuth
Honomu, HI
(Zone 11)

December 4, 2009
6:00 AM

Post #7333870

Funny, I also use a tomato cage for a tabletop Christmas tree, but I use live greenery to make the tree. Place the tomato cage upside down as you did on a large catering disposable tray. Place several blocks of wet oasis - one on top of each other and run through with thick wire (coat hanger wire will do) attaching the top of the wire to the top of the tomato cage so they stay in place. Start filling in with assorted green branches - in this one I used mock orange, silver dollar eucalyptus, the green stem and leaves of a common wild terrestial orchid and then decorated with red anthuriums. When I lived on the mainland, I decorated these trees with red carnations or red roses and baby's breath inserted in florist tubes.

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can2grow
Valparaiso, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 4, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #7334138

Looks beautiful. The tomato cage didn't know its whole destiny, did it?

Marie
www.mariesgarden.com
foodiesleuth
Honomu, HI
(Zone 11)

December 5, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7336187

No...it really didn't! ;-)

I can't wait to make one like yours with the grape vines...but I will have to get creative and maybe use bayan 'air' roots, as I don't have grape vines available..

Sonia
http://www.soniatasteshawaii.com

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