Saturday, May 29, 2010

Willow Tree

Scout had been wanting to plant a Weeping Willow tree in our yard for a long, long time...
...we finally thought it was warm enough to plant the tree...i.e., no more snow or frost is likely...

...so Scout got busy digging the hole...

...checking the depth...

...planting the tree...

...watering it in...

...and tying it up...we get some pretty significant wind here - so hopefully the little guy will make it...his name of course is 'Willy'...

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE weeping willow trees. I have always wanted one. My dream home would be a little cottage with a pond and a weeping willow tree!

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  2. What a fun project, and I love that you guys named the tree :)

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  3. Weeping willows are usually easy to grow. Hope it can withstand your winds. I like the name, too. MOM

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  4. oh! i love willow trees also - i think i will have to plant one at our new house! :) maybe i will name mine "wilson" :)

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  5. hey - how sweet - can the weeping willow stand your winters?

    love, k

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  6. That will be cool! You should take photos as it grows :)! You guys have a lot of pretty space around you :)

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  7. If we had a willow, we'd probably call it the Whomping Willow (from the Harry Potter books)!

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  8. I love willow trees. We call them weeping willow trees here in MA. Hope yours grows large and lovely.

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  9. I used to love to stand under the weeping willow tree that stood across from my middle school... I guess we called it grammar school then :0)

    Hope all goes well and it thrives!

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  10. Betty Macdonald in 'Onions in the Stew' talks about the new leaves on a weeping willow tree being like 'freshly washed hair', I've always loved that description and think about it when I see the new leaves. They are often the first leaves out in Spring here.

    My one trip to the USA was to Seattle and I went to Vashon - a tribute to Betty. I love her books, they are very funny.

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  11. Sweet. Welcome to your home, Willy. :)

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  12. Weeping willows are one of my favorites. Good for Scout! Where did you find your tree? Wonderful tree name ;-)
    Ang from Peachcoglo

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