I guess I should ask this in the garden-type forums, but I wanted a general audience's answer, not specifically a gardener's answer. Do you buy, receive as a gift, grow, or maintain plants specifically for holiday display? You know...the poinsettias, Christmas cactus, giant Amaryllis, blooming paperwhite narcissus, etc. What do you do with them when they're done doing their thing? Toss 'em? Try valiantly to keep them alive hoping they'll someday bloom again? Succeed at this? Christmas cactus is the most likely to survive year to year (but not necessarily to bloom at Christmas again!), so let's leave that out. For the other stuff... I cannot bear to just toss out a plant until it's dead and beyond resuscitation. Though I consider myself a fairly experienced gardener, I have yet to keep a poinsettia alive. Or a cyclamen. I did keep a miniature rose alive from Valentine's Day till spring planting time once, but it wasn't easy. The Amaryllis didn't make it either. The paperwhites...heck, they didn't even survive their bloom season at my house. They smell like cat pee! Nobody warned me about this! :shrug: With 4 cats I sure didn't need an additional source, so out they went. I love plants, love the challenge of keeping them happy. What's your experience?