Sunday, February 19, 2012

A box of sticks

The boys wanted to know why I ordered a big box of sticks.
I told them they were sticks with potential!
For Valentine's Day Doug ordered me some long desired fruit trees instead of a dozen red roses...he knows me so well!

I have waited quite some time for these wonderful trees! Last year when the new septic system was installed, my fig and pear trees were killed. And I've really wanted a pollinator for my other apple tree. Now it's a new year and a new planting season and I'm like a kid on Christmas morning with my new "toys"!

My trees came from Stark Bros. which is truly an exceptional nursery. Their trees are of the highest quality and their prices and customer service cannot be beat! You MUST go check out their website and request a catalog. They make growing your own fruit,berries, and nuts dummy proof...REALLY!

Doug and Kyle planted a peach, an apple, two pear, and a fig tree the other day (with a little help from Abby!). The book that Stark Bros. sends with each order gives detailed instructions on planting, pruning, and care of your new trees.

Now if they could just help me guard these lovelies from surly teenage boys playing football in the backyard, digging dogs, BB guns, and the lawn guys...
but I don't think they make a booklet for that!

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