Tra-la-la. I bought two trees today. They were a special deal at the front of a discount store. Looked decent planted in a plastic pot of promising root size. They are Eastern Redbuds, for the front of the property in proximity to the bronzy leafed crabapples.
My previous experience of these was the tree in the back yard of my father’s old place. They seeded themselves around quite a bit, but I don’t think that will be a problem where I plan to put them. They are an ornamental tree with heart shaped leaves.
I am thinking of going back and getting some Tulip trees, Liriodendron tulipifera. They grow well here, and I could really use some more trees. I thought the price of $12.99 was economical.
Of course, this means that -ready or not- I have to do some planting in the next week or so. Well, I need these old muscles to get in shape for the season somehow.
I bought a few seed packets as well.
La-la-la…… am happily starting off my gardening season. Now to see if my husband wants to help dig holes for those trees (Groucho Marx eyebrows).