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.


  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!

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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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