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. 


The JR 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