Yay! Now I have to dig like 4 BILLION holes! Wooh! Not.
Anyway, all 12 of my fruit trees, 8 lilacs, 2 red maples and 4 forsythia showed up today. Needless to say, I have a lot of work ahead of me. Thankfully I did manage to get a good portion of it done immediately today.
This one is hard to see, but this is one of my Red Maples. They come free with every order over $50 from the Arbor Day Foundation here in the US, so I got two of them. I’m using them to create more of a windbreak, but I know it will take a long time before they become anything significant. I’m putting them along the back of the yard near the Savannah.
This is one half of the lilacs (4) in front of the house. They are alternating purple and white. The purple are spring bloomers while the white are Pekin Lilacs and apparently bloom in the fall if I read it correctly. I can’t wait for them to get nice and big!
The other half of the lilacs.
Here are the two Damsom Plums. I’m pretty excited about these! I’ve actually never eaten a plum or prune in my life, so I have no idea what they are going to taste like. I mostly got them because 1) They were only $12 a piece, 2) Justin wanted them and 3) I saw them on a british gardening show I love. I’m pretty excited to see what they will look like and grow into!
As you can see, the sunflower hut is growing like mad! I’m probably going to have to thin these guys out eventually. Right now they are in their “first true leaves” stage. They seem to grow an inch everyday! I need to make a mental note to get some burlap sacks if I want any seeds this fall. Literally ALL of our birds, except two species, are seed birds. Wonderful. I’m definitely going to have to protect these when they start coming to a head.
Well, that’s what’s been going on today! I’ll probably be putting in the rest of the fruit trees over the next couple days, I’ll make sure to keep you guys updated!!
P.S. I also broke my potato fork today. Apparently I’ve been reaming on it too hard, snapped the welded seam right off…whoops.
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