Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Dirt: twigs, branches and a new tree

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In the past, I’ve made several projects using twigs and branches. Most of the twigs came from the White Birch tree that was in our front yard and provided shade for our dining room bay window. Sadly, our birch tree died. I kept hoping it would come back but it was not to be.

I had someone help take it out and asked him to save me all the branches and twigs. I knew what was coming. When my husband got home he gave me that look. You know the one… 

The “what in the world are you going to do with all those twigs” look.

“And all those branches.” 
Me: Um, make things…
Anyway, the point is, we need to replace our front yard tree. I’ve been researching different trees and I’ve fallen in love with the lace bark elm.

It’s beautiful and it would look so pretty in our front yard. This time, I’m going to do my research and really take care of our new tree.

I’m heading to the Gardenieres site to learn how to fertilize my new tree and how to take care of it. They have articles and videos like; How to Plant a Tree, Keep Your Trees Growing Strong With Fertilizer and How to Calculate the Size of the Root Zone.

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img_0038-3They also recommend Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for Trees and Shrubs and Miracle-Gro Tree & Shrub Fertilizer Spikes that provide balanced feeding. Hopefully, one day my Lace Bark Elm will look like this.

If you're looking for fall gardening inspiration or need some help with your garden, check out the Gardenieres. Or visit the Miracle-Gro Facebook page.

Hopefully, soon I'll have photos to share with you of my new tree!

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  1. I love those many great tips!

  2. What helpful information! We always forget that trees need a little TLC, too. :)


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