Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Planting...

I have been visiting with my daughter and her family out of state for a few days.
They bought a newly-constructed home last Christmas on 2 acres which was farmland before the construction.  There are virtually no trees except the wooded lot line.
This weekend, we planted 20 trees and shrubs...including 3 weeping willows.
Oh, my favorite tree!!
I can imagine after just a couple of years as we sit on their pretty front porch, what the trees will look like with the farms and lake in the backdrop!
They have such a lovely home!
Of course, we planted bulbs and perennials, as well!

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Now that I am home, I need to plant a little of this and that for my own home!
Are you doing any fall plantings?

Psalm 28:7

9 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like they are off to a great start for a lot of blooms next spring! I usually plant tulips and daffodils, but I already have SO many!! Maybe I will take a break this fall!!

XO,
Janie

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I just picked up some bulbs today to enjoy tulips in the spring. It's my hope for spring when the rainy winter seems never ending.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Hope you enjoyed your visit with your daughter.

I spent yesterday with mine. We attended a church where my grandson was singing. He is in a large choir from his University that tours the US and abroad. They were awesome!!

Enjoy your week.

MTJ said...

Hi Carolyn,

Being an urban guy (born and raised in Chicago), I've never acclimated myself to growing things. I was telling another blogger that I've never been camping or fishing.

I guess I'm what you would call, "straight city". I've always loved the immensity and pace of large cities. As I'm older now, I'm learning to appreciate the serenity and peace of nature. Still, I do not know if I'll ever experience the joys of planting. However, I can wish you joy as you plant for your home.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

elizabeth said...

Hi Carolyn! So excited to have you as a new follower over at my place. I love your link for the paper dolls...I used to LOVE those! A quick stroll through your blog and it looks like we have a lot in common. I look forward to getting to know you better!
Elizabeth
http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

lila said...

It really sounds like they are off to a great start for a lot of blooms next spring( we hope).I do really enjoyed finding your gorgeous blog...so honest and refreshing.
will be back often to visit it too.
hugs
lila

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Congrats to your daughter on her new home.. I too moved into a home where they leveled farmland- wiped it clean for construction purposes. Its taken 11 years but all my neighbors and I have planted trees and shrubs and we have real scenery again thanks to all of our hard work.. I'm sure your daughters land will be the same and yes it will be wonderful to sit under shade you all planted.
Thanks so much for visiting my kitchen and leaving such a sweet comment. I do appreciate it and wish you and yours a wonderful Fall and Holidays.. Please stop by anytime..

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, how wonderful for your daughter and her new home and it sounds wonderful. How nice of you to help out with the planting. That's a lot of work but I can just imagine how beautiful everything will look in time!
We bought some little mums to put into some pots out front and that's about it!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

GardenofDaisies said...

You must be worn out from all that gardening! How beautiful it will all look in a couple of years!!