Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tree-fully Wonderful!

We had a family day on Sunday. We went to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, then decided that we would go for some ice cream. The mom and pop places that I knew of weren't open. Well, one had closed completely. We ended up at Dairy Queen. A few stores down was a Big Lots with trees outside. I've wanted to plant another tree in our backyard, but they've been so expensive. We had a beautiful tulip tree we planted our very first spring here. My mother and father-in-law had purchased it for us as an Easter gift that year. It took about 4 years to kick into high gear with growing. She was finally growing like no tomorrow and a very late, very hard frost hit. All of her leaves instantly wilted and the next week Bethany the Tulip Tree died.

So, for the bargain price of $14.00, we brought home a 7 foot Silver Maple. It was a hair too long for the length of the car, so we opened the moon roof and popped it right on through.
It's hard to see, but there is a blue bag under it (to keep it from scratching the paint!) and the twigs to the top of the tree are sticking out.
Klassy tree movers, we are! :) And yes, I did wrap reuseable shopping bags around the limbs to keep them from catching and breaking off. Hubs and K- were digging the hole. No, I haven't cleared the beds yet. It's just been too cold for me yet. I wait to uncover my plants when I can be sure that it is good and warm. I know that they are fine, but I still like to keep them tucked in.
Hubs giving the final touches to filling the hole in. Look! It's a tree! It's planted! Hooray!
We've got her all fed, watered, mulched (Hubs had some mulch in reserve from last year), staked and now she is happily enjoying the sunshine.

Grow little tree! Grow!

Day 6: Love is not irritable. He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. -- Proverbs 16:32

Today's Dare: Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list of areas where you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.


Rach said...

We LOVE to get trees from Big Lots! Congratulations on the newest addition to your tree family. :o)

Thanks for the encouragement. Last night was an ugly ugly evening and I needed that. :o)

Jamie said...

Gah! Our big lots does not sell trees. But I did get 4 beautiful purple Lilacs from Giant Eagle two years ago for $5 each! They bloomed last year which I was surprised at.

It's a beautiful tree... Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

that sounds like it was the perfect family day!