Last year my prize was the pygmy Japanese Maple like this one on their web site:
Mine pygmy maple isn't as mature as the one above, but nearly a year later, it is coming along. Unfortunately, the guy who trimmed the shrubs in the fall trimmed up the pygmy maple, too! It is nice and bushy instead of airy and open :(
This year we found another Japanese maple that I love, complete with open and airy appearance. It came home, too.
Where will it go? It was already in a heavy pot.
Need to be sure before straining our backs again to put it in place.
Since losing the three huge birch trees, we are having to rethink some elements in the garden to deal with more open space and more sun. Pros and cons to the situation.
When I tire of working in the garden, I'm decorating envelopes and postcards for National Letter Writing Month. I try to include lines of poetry on each piece of mail to celebrate National Poetry Month. Matching poems to envelopes or postcards and vice versa can be fun, but it can also be challenging.
I wanted to use the lines from this Sylvia Plath poem because Mila likes Plath, but I had no idea how to decorate the envelope. I looked online and at Pinterest for ideas, before I remembered that I had a stamp in my stash with a pagoda! Perfect.
|from Bayou Quilts, my other blog|