Mr. Tux and I have talked about planting shade trees and what our future plans for the backyard are for a couple years now. Lots of ideas have been thrown around, and no real decision had been reached. Until this Spring. About a month ago, Mr. Tux was talking to a co-worker about trees and landscaping. Over the course of their conversation, it was discovered that this website was having a 50% off sale through the end of the day. After work Mr. Tux and I browsed the site and picked out 7 items we wanted to purchase. We ordered a Royal Empress shade tree for the back yard, a Flowering Almond, two Junipers, and three lilacs. Then we waited. And waited.
The trees shipped from North Carolina and we were so excited when we came home from work to see a couple boxes on our front porch. The trees were here! We unpacked the boxes and planted all seven trees that evening.
For now, Mr. Tux and I are faithfully hauling water to each and every one of these plants every other day as necessary. We are trying to be optimistic that all will survive and grow large. Hopefully, I might get to sit under a shade tree in my back yard…someday. For now, we try to remain positive.