A new willow arrives
My neighbor has done it again! He's left a tree lying in my garden! I'm so lucky to have neighbors like them, as I cannot afford to buy such beautiful trees. And it's a willow! There are still little green catkins all over it.
Poor mangled roots, I have to get it into the ground quickly.
My hubby took a pic of me digging a hole. There was a little maple tree in that spot, almost destroyed this past winter by the fierce winds blowing the fence on top of it. The stump is growing new buds, so hopefully it will be a multi-trunk maple. I moved maple back into my new mini woods.
Here's the willow tree in its new spot, I hope it survives! It's growing in a trio of trees. A witch hazel and a hawthorn are its companions. Behind them is what used to be my little wildflower meadow area. The wildflowers never came back the second year, but was replaced by weeds and nettles. So I am now trying for a mini woods there, to block out the view of the new houses. There is a patch of peppermint growing back there, so I've named that area the Peppermint Woods.