Gardening

Baby Trees

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

Today I watered the kids. I mean plants. My plants are like my kids too. I watered the plants, and the kids watered the kids. Gosh, they’re growing like weeds. And this is getting confusing.

I’m rearing some future gardeners! These little tots love playing in the dirt with me. Lyla was born on Earth Day.🌎 She is totally my flower child and little tree hugger.

Last weekend I went to a tree sale and came home with three baby trees. The one above is a twisted black locust. I had never heard of that type of tree before, but I thought it was cute… so I bought it hehe.

Our new house actually has gorgeous, well established flower beds and shade trees galore. My little paradise! Eleanor Perenyi said, “To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgement.” Did we need more trees? Not really! More flowers? No, the gardens were overflowing with them! But I wanted to make my own mark on our property. I planted the orange mums and the flowers in the window box. The window box was red, (no surprise there!) so I painted it light green. Now my house looks like a flower. 🌻

Some flower fairies magically turned my front door from red to green one night. Just kidding, that was me too!

This semi-circle of grasses was just asking for a tree to be planted in the middle. I wanted purple foliage, so I got a bloodgood maple. Ginger snuck in the picture.

The next place we wanted a tree was inside our garden gate. Thomas did a great job building a gate so the kids and dog can’t escape. We wanted it to feel like we were entering a lush and magical place. This twisted baby black locust tree does the trick!

Lastly, I bought a corkscrew willow. We planted one in 2015 outside future baby Lyla’s nursery window in GA, so they hold a special place in our hearts.

This one was big, healthy, and a great price! I texted Thomas a pic, and he said “GET IT!!!”

We’re hoping it will block the view of the neighbor’s house just a little, and it will fill up one of our FIFTEEN raised garden boxes. This is a gardener’s dream… I definitely have my work cut out for me.

Fall is officially here! I planted these trees just in time to see them drop their leaves. I saw a quote on Facebook by an unknown source that said, “The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.”

I don’t know who said it, but I love it! And I loooove trees, just like my Lyla girl. Did you know that trees drop their leaves so they can conserve energy during the winter? It’s like a time of rest before a new season of growth. Today, I’ve been thinking about this and wondering what I need to let go of so I can grow. What about you? Is there anything that is keeping you from getting rest? What can you let go of so you can head toward a new season of growth?

Sending love to all of my followers and readers. Thanks for going on this blogging journey with me!

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