Este ano nossa árvore de Natal é diferente.
E em Janeiro poderá ser plantada lá fora.
This year our Christmas tree is different.
I didn’t feel like repeating the bare branches and I had no wish to buy a pine or a fir. All of the above look like winter in the northern hemisphere and that would make no sense here in New Zealand.
So I thought I’d go to a plant nursery in search of a native tree. I couldn’t make up my mind on which tree to buy… until I spotted this totara. It’s got open branches, which makes the job of hanging ornaments quite easy, it’s tall and the leaves are as sharp as pine needles.
And in January it can be planted outside.
(photos: © Constança Cabral)