|Two Eastern Redbuds|
I received my "10 Free Trees!" from the Arbor Day Foundation. They came in a long (maybe 20"), skinny, plastic bag. I'm not sure what I was expecting (I was envisioning trees in planters) but it was certainly not this! When Shawn showed it to me I said, "Is that just one of them?" Oh, no. It was all of them. Twelve of them to be exact. They are like little sticks with roots so I have no idea which one is which! They had this wet gel-type stuff around the roots to keep them wet and had instructions to "plant immediately". First off, I have no idea where I want to plant them. Second off, if I try to plant any of these out in the yard Shawn is definitely going to run over them with the mower.
The boys helped me plant them in planters. I guess I'll have to wait for them to start sprouting leaves before I can determine what is what. I've known these trees were coming for a couple of months so I've been looking around and thinking about where to put them for a while - now that I see how small they are when they come in, I think I'll wait to see which ones actually stay alive before I start worrying about where I'm going to put them! Colton has already broken one and pulled another out of the planter today - between my non-green thumb and him, I don't think all of them will make it.
Wish us luck!
|Two White Flowering Dogwoods|
|Two Washington Hawthornes|
|Two Flowering Crabapples|
|Two Goldenrain Trees|
The boys were really excited to play in the dirt.