Monday, 18 April 2016

trees

I've been on the lookout for a new tree since February and finally pulled the trigger. I told the lady that I was looking for an alaskan weeping cedar but they didn't have any. I had found one at a different nursery but the son of a bitch was huge and would have been difficult to transport and transplant so I gave it a pass. A few weeks ago I found a weeping giant redwood but gave it a pass because the name "giant redwood" would have set off alarm bells with the lovely mrs myshkin. She doesn't share my love for trees. So this is the little beauty I purchased:



I was told that it's a weeping blue Nabor Cypress. When I got home and checked it out on the net I didn't see any such tree but what the hell, it's the only weeping blue Nabor Cypress on the planet. Or I had sucker written across my forehead and the lady took advantage of me.

Two years ago I planted a small cedar tree which looked kind of like Charlie Browns Christmas tree at the time:


And this is what it looks like now:


Pretty fucking good, eh!  I've faithfully watered and fertilized the little angel and kept a record of it's growth that I posted on a previous blog. It's getting too high to accurately measure now. Maybe Sonny can work a little trigonometry and give me an accurate figure. But I won't hold my breath, he's outgrown my world of trivial pursuits.

Remember the ivy?  It's also doing well:


The new growth has to mean that it's taken root and ready go but just to be safe, I'll give the little beauties a few more weeks in the pots. Plus I haven't really decided on a forever home for  these babies. It would  be cruel to plant them and then rip them out later if a better spot opened up. They've already been through enough trauma in their short lives.

The weather is warm today and quite possibly will be downright hot tomorrow so the water is truly warm in the pond and as always, there's plenty to eat.

Billy says he loves you sons of bitches.

12 comments:

  1. I wanted to start a community garden...so got permission got the dirt, had some help finally to get it going and fucking been raining ever since...so I may have to plant all the plants in the fucking rain....I might just do it nekkid to show my scorn to the rain gods.

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    1. climate change has given us beautiful hot sunny weather. i could plant tomatoes right now. that's about a month earlier than it used to be for us.

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  2. Sure some nice looking trees. My husband want a plainer tree one with no bark.
    Our trees are leafing out nicely

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    1. I'm always in a quandary whether to trees with leaves or cedar/pine type trees. I don't mind raking leaves but they look so barren in the winter.

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  3. I hope you find a good spot to plant that cypress. Give it some space for it to soak up the sunshine and expand. Maybe you'll get to see a bird's nest in it!

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    1. I'm giving it a fair bit of space but my back up plan if it gets to big is I'll be dead by then. I'll get lots of crows but I think they nest somewhere else.

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    1. And I heartily approve and support Cedar.

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  5. My tomato plants from seeds seem to be doing nicely, I'd better start pissing on them.

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  6. Excellent work, Mr. Rosewater. Your thumb is magnificent and I look forward to hearing how the only weeping blue Nabor Cypress does in your care. Take care.

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    1. i taking such good care of it that its weeping days may be a thing of the past.

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