Last weekend, we took a little detour back from a mother’s day lunch at the inlaws to Gertens Garden Center, in the south suburbs of St Paul. We weren’t the only ones who had that idea.. the place was packed. Spring came all at one, and late, but the last two weekends have been achingly beautiful and has everyone thinking about how outside can be something more than a place through which you hurry from indoor place to indoor place, and that there are other weather patterns than “freezing cold,” and “damp cold.”
We went straight to the baby tree area. These trees are mostly three years old and still just saplings.
Torii looked about for a mouse tree… but no luck.
We bought a cherry tree (now named Charlotte) and a Lilac tree (Now named Lisette). After picking up the trees a week later (having secured the use of Angela’s sister’s minivan) we planted them Saturday, and made sure they felt welcome in their new, um, digs.
Young trees are thirsty… they need several gallons of water a day.
So far Lisette is kind of shy, but we think she’ll open up soon.
Charlotte is understandably vain.
She’s very proud of her beautiful blossoms.