This is the year I finally plant all the trees I've been saying I would since we moved into this house in 2008. Trees take a long time to grow and I feel like I have already wasted valuable grow time. I am lucky that Cristi not only can make killer clothes BUT she knows more about plants than any person I have ever met. We decided on lunch with the boys and a trip to the nursery after. The gnome below is another momento from my dad's house.
We ate here at a McMenamins. They are all over Oregon and each one is unique.
They also have one of the few circular barns left in the entire USA. A popular place for weddings too.
and drinking BEER.
with the boys, actually they had water we had beer.
and then we got a little silly
and after headed to the nursery where I purchased these. Not these exactly I'm showing you full grow pictures of what I got. The biggest and baddest was this one called a Japanese Stewartia, known for its beautiful bark.
and pretty white flowers.
I also got a red fox katsura.
also a purple smoke bush
and a bit of this butterfly Japanese maple
This Saturday they will all get planted along with finishing up another winding stone pathway in the yard.
I love doing stuff in the yard and I hope one day I can build a lil tree house on stilts.