You may remember that last year we had to cut down a tree because of bores. At the same time, the 2 oak trees out front became sick.
We now call this tree our "Charlie Brown Tree." So sad. (Look at that pitiful shadow!)
So today, we went tree shopping. We didn't know what we wanted....until we saw these trees. We got 2 pecan trees, 2 redbud trees and 1 ash tree. The 2 pecan trees will replace the 2 sick oak trees out front. The larger redbud tree will replace a blooming bush in front of our dining room window. We hate this bush! It constantly needs trimming and gives us allergies! (Notice the crummy "siding"on the house.)
This is the topsoil we'll need to use to plant them.
(You must know you can't just go dig a hole!)
The small green "bush" to the left is actually a small redbud tree that will go in a corner behind our living room that will replace an identical flowering bush on the other side of the house....the bush we hate. You can also see a couple of tiger lilies we purchased to plant in this sorry little garden spot. I'm really behind on my gardening...as you can tell. Allergies have kept me inside this month. (See the old, crusty windows?)
And Andy has decided the ash tree will go "right here!" I'm hoping to get a fruit tree to plant later. I'd love a peach tree--or nectarine tree! Can you find one of those? I'd love to landscape this whole back yard--it would be nice to actually use it! And we're hoping to replace this ugly fence this summer, too....and windows...and siding...and garage doors. A summer facelift on Crockett St.! We'll keep you posted.