Doodads — walk around the yard plus


resized accent privet hedge in front 052822
accent privet hedge in front yard
resized at the park by the lake today 052822
I met up with the kids at a park by the lake today. It was a little chilly but it was nice and we had a nice visit.
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lovely birch trees in the new mini-playground park downtown
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a robin’s nest in the crook of the big redbud tree in the front yard
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a blossom from one of the dwarf lilacs
resized inside heart of redbud from farther away 052822
looking into the hollow of the redbud tree
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closeup of redbud limb with lichen and dead blossoms on it
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one of the dwarf lilac. this thing is bursting with blooms just as the big bushes are done.
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euonymous shrub in bloom in the front yard
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the backyard ginkgo is looking lush
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the larch tree is happy as a lark
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mullein is blissful
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looking down into the hollow heart of the redbud. i fear for the health of the tree
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the prickly pear is now planted in a dry secluded spot on the north end of the house
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one of the groundcovers i transplanted into a pot. can you tell it’s happy?
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the top of the birch trees seen above
resized witch hazel leafing out nicely 052822
the witch hazel are leafing out. the holes are from those vile tent caterpillars! they have now infested one of my apple trees 😦

9 Comments Add yours

  1. memadtwo says:

    So lush and green! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Here is one from 15 days ago.


  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I love that Larch Tree…is it a type of pine tree?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      No, strangely enough it drops its leaves in the fall. I think it’s a weird species somewhere between deciduous and evergreen.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        The needles threw me. I like hanging plants so that is what attracted me.

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  3. In August 2019, a 50 ft. dead tree came down, roots and all – which was nice since I then had no stump to worry about digging out. The problem is… it fell dead center into the split in my redbud (three feet from the ground). I cut the redbud off at 18 in., thinking I’d deal with it later. The following spring I had shoots coming off of the stump/trunk, so I trimmed all but two that are on opposite sides. Both have grown to over 20 ft. in height, including branching off, and I had my first flowers this spring.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Talk about two sides of a coin. Good to know that redbuds are survivors. So neat that yours lived to bloom again.

      Liked by 1 person

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