Sunday, May 1, 2011
Can you believe that it is May? The days
seem to fly by.
One of my husband's hobbies is growing trees. He loves
trees. I guess our family does. We are kinda nuts about trees
I think maybe if I lived say on the East coast I wouldn't like
trees so much. But living in California and the heat and only having
one tree when we moved here I have come to appreciate trees.
He has grown some from seedlings and some he has grown from seeds
he has collected. Some of the seeds have to be in warm water in a thermos
or some of them have to live in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 months.
Here are some of them.
He has Chinese Pistache, Maple, African Pepper Tree.
He has pine trees, Chinese Tallow trees and some
Cork Oak trees. He has two Chinese Elms. He has
a couple of decorative pear and always he has
Cottonwoods growing. Cottonwoods have been the most
amazing as you just take a limb stick it in a pot and add water
then they grow like crazy.
Those little pitch fork looking things are tiny pine trees.
These are some of his maples.
He started growing trees when we needed more to replace
ones that we had that died. Out in the pasture it is really harsh
the heat in the summer must be 120 on most days.
You can't be out there after 12:00 in the afternoon. We keep thinking
if we keep planting trees we will be able to change the climate.
Our children that got married wanted trees for their houses so my husband
started growing trees. By the time that the other four who are still at home
decide to get married they will have more choices.
I am glad he has this hobby, it is fun to go places and look for seeds. I enjoy
learning how each kind of tree is propagated.
I thought I would share this on this lovely May day.