Sunday, April 03, 2016

Our Gift To Future Generations

"A man doesn't plant a tree for himself.
He plants it for posterity."
~ Alexander Smith, Scottish Poet
Yesterday we went tree shopping and took our friends with us.  The tree above is called a Fan Tex Ash.  We love this one and eventually plan on getting a few for our property.

It's lush, looks like a real tree (as opposed to what passes for trees here in Southern Arizona), and provides beautiful shade. 

We didn't get the Fan Tex Ash on this visit, but we didn't leave empty handed.  We bought ten Australian Bottle Trees.  They also provide good shade, have an attractive upright shape, and they're evergreen so they'll keep their leaves all year.

I didn't get a good picture of the bottle trees while we were at the nursery, but you can see a picture of them here.

The following is is a saying that's been attributed to many sources:

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is now."

Our now will start when our trees are delivered this week.  We can't wait!

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2015: Winter Sun Setting
2014: Our Throne
2013: The Morning Long Haul
2012: Passing A DOT Physical Has Never Been So Harrowing
2011: I’d Like To Make A Toast
2010: Where Good Breeding Gets You
2009: Eddie At The Glacier Friday
2008: When Having A UTI Is A Cause For Celebration
2007: They Should Give Academy Awards For Good Hair
2006: One, Two, Three, Floor
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


dlg said...

Looks like a good choice on the Bottle trees as well. Never heard of them before.

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