So holidays are over, it's nice outside (right now), and I can't think of anything better to think about than gardening planning for 2012. What, it's not just me, right? Are you there yet? Dreaming of big, exciting garden renovations for 2012? I am so there. I have some pretty major plans for this year, starting with taking down 2 spruce trees at the back of my Adventure Garden.
Above: here's my Dad yesterday after we had removed the lower branches from the 2 doomed trees (I'm holding the rope!) Not to worry, I am a tree hugger at heart, and I have plenty more trees in my garden. These two particular trees were planted too close together, too close to a retaining wall, thus they were ratty and scraggly looking, (not to mention, of course, they were stealing too much sun and moisture from the garden.) I don't think you should ever feel bad about taking down a tree that someone else planted in the wrong spot. These two trees will be replaced with a large lilac and some shrub roses in spring, which are hardy and drought-tolerant, will provide privacy, and will help screen the view of that utility pole back there.