Last month – for my birthday – my husband and I purchased one of my favourite types of trees for planting into our front yard ~ a Japanese Bloodgood Maple.
We love our little tree!
This photo was taken on the day we brought our little wee lovely home. She still had some of her beautiful red leaves on her, but her upper-most branches were already bare. Darned autumn!! ;-)
We planted her a few days later…
Even though our front yard isn’t ready for other plantings, we knew that fall was the best time to plant a tree. Next spring we’ll bring in some great soil for planting our lawn… and while our wonderful maple is blooming with vibrant new leaves, our ground will be a lovely, delicate fresh green!
She may be a small tree, but she needed a BIG hole!!
Our pup Simon HAD to investigate – but don’t worry, he didn’t claim her as his own!!
Nature has taken most of her leaves, but she looks great in her new home!!
PLEASE IGNORE the base of the stairs (we’re cladding it in a faux stone next summer) and the unfinished retaining wall (we need to rent a special saw to finish the caps)…
But I think you get the idea… our wonderful little tree will be stunning as it fills out!!
We love it!!
I hope you come back to DesignTies on Sunday… I’ll be sharing some updates on my client Patti’s bathroom remodel. We’ve made some beautiful tile choices that I’m excited to show you, and tomorrow afternoon we’re going sink shopping!! And yes… I’m bringing my camera! So much to share!!