Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Our Little Stick

Saturday we had beautiful weather, so we employed our slave labor:

(Don't ya just love that Scott isn't wearing shoes outside in January? In my defense, it was about 75 degrees out and the fire ants aren't out this time of year.)

All that digging was to plant another tree near the back fence:

Can you even see it in the photo? You have to look closely. It's about 18 inches tall and looks dead. A little anti-climatic, huh? Supposedly it's just dormant for the winter. I keep wondering if we got scammed and it's really just a dead stick. But if so, no big deal. It was free from our community center. The real cost was the amount of rock we (okay, M) had to remove from the hole:

Tune in next time for "As the Rock Pile Grows"!


Pickles & Dimes said...

I hope your tree does OK with the warm weather! I hate when it gets warm out when it's not supposed to; I always scour gardening tip sites to make sure my plants are OK. :)

And I'm with you on the rocks. When I planted my rose bushes a few years ago, it took me over TWO HOURS to dig the hole, since the previous owners decided to put a layer of mulch on top of 2 feet of rocks. Crabbiest day ever.

Kristi said...

Hey Gretchen, we have some "trees" for sale if you are interested, they look a lot like the one you already have. Gwen found them on our walk. I'll sell them to you for cheap. He he he.

azufelt said...

oooh, I love old episodes of "As the rock pile grows"!!

Not totally true about the fire atns, Brooklyne got bit up something nasty about a month ago at our local park...