Saturday, August 23, 2008

Planting a tree the right way the first time.


The powderpuff flower, from my powderpuff tree.

My neighborhood in western Miami used to be a swamp, part of the Everglades eco-system. During the early 1960’s, developers arrived, drained the swamps, and filled them with crushed rocks.
Today, if I want to plant a tree, I need to dig through about a foot of crushed rock. When I planted my plumeria bush a couple of months ago, I was feeling a little lazy and, as you can see in my last post, I paid the price when Fay passed by this week.

This morning, I decided it was time to finish the job by taking the rocks out and re-planting the plumeria the right way.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty....We all learn from our mistakes.....and I have made many....it is part of the great learning curve.......beautiful tree....

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Beautiful tree Rusty, I love its flowers. I sometimes am lazy too in the garden but I have found that usually means working even harder later on. We all live and learn. ;-)
Congrats on a job well done!