Trees, and then more trees.

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Trees are being planted at Casa River at a rapid rate.

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Along with two more Autumn Blaze maples, another Japanese flowering cherry was purchased for yours truly…

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And though it wasn’t placed exactly where I wanted …

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Technically I can see it from our back windows so I have to call that a win.

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Now how gorgeous is that!

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21 thoughts on “Trees, and then more trees.”

  1. I love most trees, with notable exceptions being the Bradford pear and the Melaleuca. We had two pin cherry trees in our back yard. Their fruit resembles a Rainier cherry, yellow with a red cheek, with a nice balance of tartness and sweetness. Cathy made me a pie the first summer we were here. This was no small task, as pin cherries are small with large stones. We had some for dessert and I finished it off for breakfast with a big gob of Mayfield French vanilla while I sat on the porch, admiring the view. It was a pretty significant moment in my life for being nothing more than a piece of pie, well, half a pie.
    It wasn’t until later that I learned about the symbolism related to the cherry blossom in Japanese lore. It represents the young soldier who, like the cherry blossom, does not linger to wither away, but falls in the time of its perfection. It’s a beautiful symbol of love and sacrifice that should never be forgotten, but far too often, is.
    I envy you your planting space, it’s going to be beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. I hope it survives our bad clay soil. I dumped top soil and peat miss in as well, but we haven’t had the best luck with new trees. Lovely, if bittersweet, legend of the cherry blossom…

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  2. We’ve only had limited success with trees here. Out of all the trees we have planted, I think we may have four that caught on and grew. These were all native, it definitely helps.
    I can’t even tell you how much I admire your man. I’m so slack it takes a blinding flash of inspiration and a skillfully administered browbeating to get me to even pick up a shovel.
    You’re right about the hole. Around here you’ll hear it said that you don’t plant a twenty dollar tree in a ten dollar hole. It’s a formula.

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