Listening to My Mom Giggle

We’re watching the first episode of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  I reheated some pizza and we are eating cookies and I’m blogging while my mom giggles.

There are men in our trees, slowly chopping them all down.  They tie themselves to the top, weilding chainsaws and ropes, and drop branches to the ground.  Every hour or so, they all come to the ground and stand around and smoke and confer.  Then, they seem to leap back into the trees.

As I said, the master plan is 1st. The dead trees and the hackberries come out.  2nd, we get a new roof.  3rd, we switch from the septic system to the sewer system.  4th, we get a new driveway.

Once we go from septic to sewer, I will put a big, stinky magnolia in the yard about where the front hackberry was, so that when I open my bedroom windows in the summer at night, I will smell it on the breeze.

But what my mom and I were pondering is what kind of tree might go where the back hackberry was, whenever we get around to planting something.  I would like a small, flowering tree there.  Maybe a native apple.

7 thoughts on “Listening to My Mom Giggle

  1. Before you plant an apple, do research on apple trees and cedar trees. We have big pine trees near our apple tress and the apples have black spots all over them and the leaves have golden spots on them. The local nursery said it was the pine/cedar trees on the neighbors yard that is causing the problem.

  2. You are hosting your very own episode of Ax Men!

    How about a redbud? They are so beautiful, even if the bloom is short. The rest of the year they have nice, glossy, dark green leaves, and they have a nice, airy graceful shape, too.

  3. Shoot. I have a tree that needs killing (even though it’s wrong to kill trees) and it’s too expensive to bring it down so it just keeps making shade, shade, and more shade, killing my lawn and whatever perennials haven’t been frozen out by the northerly location.

  4. I second Peggasus on the Redbud tree, but you could always get a purple foliaged version called “Forest Pansy” or a dark foliaged crabapple(fast growing ) or plum tree too.

    A tulip poplar is a nice fast growing tree with a good shape. It’s not only a native but the state tree too!

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