Thursday, September 16, 2010

See how we grow



See how our garden grows!  I planted this river birch a couple of years ago, and after a summer spent putting down roots, this year it really added height.  Think it's not so tall?  Here it was just planted:


Oskar hasn't shrunk particularly, so now you can see the change.

I planted river birch because it's a wet area, and because I love the peeling bark.  For the first couple of years it just grows, but I noticed while taking this morning's picture that the peel has begun!


Isn't it beautiful?  I'm looking forward to much more growth in the next years. 

3 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

They are good shade trees here in Mississippi!

Roberta said...

It has grown a lot! My confederate jasmine was slow to root and grow but two years later it has put out some very healthy tendrils and has the most fragrant blossoms. I don't know if you have to feed your little tree but my jasmine has certainly benefited from a feeding or two.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hey Johanna -- It is beautiful! Thanks for your kind words about Preston, too. He was such a great guy. xo