|Finding room for three saplings|
They were a Yoshino cherry, a maple---please don't ask me which kind, Julie! ;-)-- and what I believe is a choke cherry. These saplings were nearly my height already so they obviously are more than one season old...I think. I don't recall seeing them before but that doesn't mean I didn't and just left them assuming they could be weeded out in due course....pity I never got to weed that particular spot though.
|Tommy's arboretum is expanding...Shhhh!|
I planted the Yoshino first, as it is a nice tree to have even though I have too many as is. Too many trees? Did I actually say that??? Hush my mouth!
I do so like the reddish-brown bark of the cherry and those bright green leaves.
The choke cherry is leaning, and no, I didn't do it on purpose although I will chalk it up to my unconscious genius working again. I wonder if Raymond would call it the zeitgeist again? The winter wind blows from that direction so it'll be straight as an arrow--a vertical one anyway-- in no time at all!
The pretty little maple was just too big to make it into a bonsai, although I do want Raymond, from Incoming Bytes, to show me how to do that, when he has the chance.
There were two other maples I tried to dig out--one was too entangled with a lilac and needs to be clipped out instead of dug out. I did try for nearly a half hour but I simply couldn't get it out. Pity, it was so nice!-- and the other was near the arborvitae at the corner of the house. I didn't have time that day to get that one out and transplanted though. Next time, I'm sure, I can do more transplanting of misplaced saplings. What joy!