Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Would You Plant Just One More Tree If You Lived Here?

I'll let YOU decide!

This photo of the front of our house was taken in May 2004. The two large trees at the left of center were removed by mid-June 2005. There was a problem that I cannot seem to recall.
As an aside, you might notice my "Sunny Corner Bed" was not so sunny then. It used to be a bed of iris that had become overgrown and crowded, resulting in very few blossoms. We'd moved into this house in October 2002, so the previous Spring had shown the need for reworking this bed! :-)

Now the photo below was taken April 23, 2008. You can see the cluster of three shagbark hickory trees was still standing in the front yard... they provided a wonderful shade canopy, as well as a beautiful accent.

Here's are two more photos, taken July 31, 2008 of these beautiful trees.

This one might give you an idea as to the proximity of the trees to the front of the house.
However, they were three separate trees competing for root space and light source. They were just WAY too close to the house. Hence, they had to leave the premises (especially after I'd watched a wind storm push them around and nearer the house!) See this post from last Summer.

The photo below was taken November 27, 2008.
Does it look a little bare over there?
Even with my sister's little tree in the foreground?

I thought perhaps you'd agree with me. :-)
My next post will show you what I had done just recently!


Anonymous said...

Hi SG~~ Looks to me like there are lots of possibilites with this site. I'll be curious to see your project.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I can't wait to see what you've done! I bet it looks great.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Grace! Check in tomorrow after 8:00 AM (central time). ;-)

Catherine, Thanks for checking in! I hope you approve - stop in again tomorrow (Wed) :-)

Nutty Gnome said...

It does look a little bit bare at the moment .... but not for long I bet! Looking forward to seeing how you solved it :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The older I get the more trees and shrubs I plant. I would definitely plant some shorter trees like a dogwood or paw paw, sumac etc...

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

My house had a similar tree planted at a similar location that I had to have cut down because its roots were getting into my sewer system. I'm big on shrubs, not trees to replace them (and in general!).

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Liz! (NG) ;-) Hope you approve!

Lisa, I really wanted just a little more shade, and there was just enough room... :-)

Monica, I understand completely... but a tree is what I wanted. :-)

Jenns Three Graces said...

Stop - in the name of love... looks good. Sit back and enjoy. Jennifer