Monday, August 22, 2011

New trees!

This is what happens when a wife, mother and gardener takes an empty minivan to the nursery and finds a sign that says: Trees 50% off


Hooray for new trees! 

Two maples (Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset') for the backyard fence, ready to fill in after the eventual demise of the mature tree, and a Shadblow Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) for the curb strip.

Serviceberry waiting to be planted.
Seeing all of those trees along this street-side of our property makes me feel ready to tackle ripping out the rest of the lawn in the curb strip. Exciting progress after five years of planning/thinking that direction.

8 comments:

  1. Serviceberry is one of my favorites. I, too, find some sort of insanity when I see trees offered for 50% off...too good to resist! Happy planting!

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  2. Wahoo! 50% off trees! Glad you were driving something big enough to hold them all - sounds like an opportunity you wouldn't want to miss.

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  3. 50% off trees would be a temptation for me too. I had to chuckle when I saw your minivan stuffed full of plants. We've never owned a truck, but for many years our minivan was our truck! It's amazing how much stuff you can fit in a minivan!

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  4. LOL! I enjoyed your lead sentence and then the joy of planting new trees. Thanks for taking us along on the experience!

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  5. Here, here. I've been known to do the same...congrats on your new trees!

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  6. A 50% off plant sale makes me salivate! I brought home two serviceberries in my mini van earlier this year. They stretched from the rear door all the way to the front windshield! I drove home surrounded by tree branches, but it was worth it. They are flourishing in my garden, and the birds love the fruit. I hope yours do well!

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  7. Oh how wonderful! 50% off; you couldn't possibly walk past that! Your garden looks so lush and inviting...I'm sure the trees will be happy in their new home ;)

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