Up until today, our yard has consisted of dirt and tumbleweeds.
Not one bush, not one tree, not one blade of grass has ever graced our landscape.
See how I suffer!? Hehee!
But today we planted our very first tree!
It was a special day.
We have added a Bradford Pear tree to our dirt and tumbleweed landscape. We had one of these trees in the front yard of our old house. I loved it because I got to look forward to delicate blossoms greeting me each spring!
I’m not very good at keeping plants alive but my biggest worry is whether our new little tree will be able to withstand the fierce wind out here. Many of the trees in our neighborhood, like all three of them, grow at a 45 degree angle because of the wind. Yup, the wind is insane out here.
At the nursery where we bought our tree, we were told our Bradford Pear would most definitely lose it’s leaves in a few weeks.
What?! You’re kidding me, right? Because I chose this tree based on its leaves and flowers and such. And now you tell me the pretty flowers and leaves are going to die?!
Apparently the stress of replanting trees causes them to lose their leaves. How did I never know this before?
So I took all these photos to remember my tree by, incase it should go bald. But I’m hoping those crazies at the nursery don’t know what they’re talking about.
All my loves worked so hard to get the tree in the ground as soon as we got home.
I had the very important job of supervising. <wink>
A little to the left, Dear!
No, no… The hole needs to be much deeper than that.
A little to the right.
Nope. That’s not where I told you I wanted it.
You need to move the hole!
See how very helpful I am? <grins>
Anyway, it’s in the ground now and it looks lovely. Who knew a simple little tree could make me so happy.
We’re looking forward to planting more in the coming weeks. I’m definitely hoping for some grass and a patio this year.
We’ll see how it goes!
Are you planting anything in your yard this spring?
Got any tips on how to give our newly planted tree a great start? If so, please share!