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Monday, February 21, 2011

Firsts! From Garden to Trees, Part 2

When we moved in, there were some trees that needed some trimming really bad.

This was one of them.

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We have no idea what kind of tree it is but soon after we moved in my hubby was trimming it and we had worried neighbors come over and tell him that it was a favorite tree on the street.  I think they might have thought he was going to chop it down. LOL!  It let go of thousands of little tiny leaves that ended up in our garage this past winter. I’m REALLY hoping it gets better looking then it is right now. But it is starting to green so we’ll see.

 

This new life belongs to…

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…this cypress tree. I can’t wait till it’s covered in green.

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This beautiful bush here….

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…. well, it’s dead. The freeze took it from us and we hardly even got to know it. It was beautiful when we first moved in 3 months ago. But it’s deader than a doornail now. 

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But I’ll leave it there “just in case”.

One thing I liked about this house was that it had such a variety of trees on the property. There are also long needle pines, a couple of palm trees and an oak tree in the way back.  It’s so refreshing to look at something other than cabbage palms all year round. And to think we only had to move 8 miles to do it. LOL!

The front of the house is a clean slate and it’s screaming for a makeover. I can’t wait to dig into that and make it beautiful.

Here’s a before glimpse.

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Anything blooming in your yard yet? Or are you still under snow? What’s usually the first thing to bloom?

Thanks for joining me in my little outdoor tour.

Have a FABULOUS day!

15 comments:

  1. Don't you just love the first blooms of the season and the anticipation of the little tiny buds on those trees and bushes. In our area, the first blooms are daffodils. I'm probably going to post about them tomorrow or tonight.

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  2. Hey Kim...By looking at the size of the trunk of the tree..and the size of the exsisting limbs..that baby has been majorly cut before..or topped..as they say.I think it is a ash tree.
    The other I am pretty sure will come back my moms always does, and start watering it and the cypress.If you were in a drought last year for that area these will need a little extra encouragement.

    Things are looking awesome there!!
    You can use fruit trees for landscaping also and vegetable plants for flowere beds.There could never be enough food in your yard..lol

    Looking forward to seeing more!!

    Hugs Cindy

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  4. You have got to be so excited to see all the new things coming to life in your yard! I can imagine all the surprise and wonderment of the folks who bought our place, discovering garden treasures left behind. This new place is going to turn you into a gardener!

    We have a few wee daffodil blades coming up through the mulch in front. It's still pretty dormant around here. I'm waiting to see the willows start tipping out in the countryside.

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  5. Nope, no snow here, hee hee hee. I have roses blooming (can't wait till you plant some!)...plumbago, cosmos, lavender and that purple stuff that I always forget the name of...oh, and geraniums, impatians, lantana...and those little flowers that I forgot the name of... LOL
    Oh, put some potted geraniums on your front porch! BIG red ones!!! ohhhh, pretty!

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  6. Nope, no snow here, hee hee hee. I have roses blooming (can't wait till you plant some!)...plumbago, cosmos, lavender and that purple stuff that I always forget the name of...oh, and geraniums, impatians, lantana...and those little flowers that I forgot the name of... LOL
    Oh, put some potted geraniums on your front porch! BIG red ones!!! ohhhh, pretty!

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  7. I loved the tour. Can I do it in person? Lol! It's raining cats and dogs here. I'm thinking of building an ark. Seriously. The yard is a pond. At least it isn't snow.

    Happy Monday to you!

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  8. Blooming? BLOOMING? Are you KIDDING me? We're in the middle of ANOTHER snow storm! ANOTHER ONE! Please keep sending Florida photos...ones with budding trees and lovely flowers. Some of the beach would be excellent, too...that is if you are close to a beach. Anything that does not depict cold and snow would be much appreciated.
    Can't wait to see how your garden, trees, landscaping progresses as times goes on.
    Peace and blessings.
    Jeanine

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  9. Nothing is growing here! It's still way too cold. The first thing that usually blooms in my yard is the crocus.

    Great pictures of everything...I hope your bush grows back. It's flowers are beautiful.

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  10. P.S. Jeanine's comment made me laugh...I feel the same way!

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  11. Ahem....more snow is on de way here....You are tempting me to break the 10th commandment!!!

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  12. OMG.....This could be a really fun comment party :) I am with jeanine! Seriously, KIM...you know we are all FAR FROM BLOOMING AND SEEING ANY COLOR other than WHITE!!! HA! We don't even have 1 sprig of green in the grass yet!
    Thanks for the tour and I am thinkin your plant will come back...keep us posted K!

    Hugs to you

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  13. Such a pretty yard my friend - love it! No snow here!! Right now we have daffodils blooming and a couple of roses. I think the honeysuckle will be next.

    Big if-that's-a-peach-tree-then-I-want-some size hugs to you!! Sorry it took me so long to catch up my friend - busy days and not much computer time. Love ya!! :)

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  14. Hey there~
    It's fun to be able to read about someone else enjoying a new home too.
    It is soo much fun to start with a clean slate and you look like you've got plenty to work with and so much potential.

    Thanks for following along with our adventure too. I'm trying REALLY hard not to get too overwhelmed with all that needs to be done.. just trying to take each day at a time.

    Enjoy this beautiful FL weather we are having!!

    We'll have to compare gardening stories over some chocolate and coffee on my front porch soon.. :-)

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