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Archive for October, 2013

Planting Trees

There’s a beautiful flowering shrub called Mussaenda that I’ve had my eye on since we moved here.  A friend recently told us of an inexpensive place to buy plants and trees so we went to check it out yesterday.  I wish I would’ve thought to bring my camera, but honestly, I wasn’t sure if we were going to an actual store or to someones yard so I didn’t even think of it.  I should know better by now, really!  Next time, for sure.  There were SO many things I wanted and left behind (like a cacao tree) simply because we couldn’t fit anything else in the truck!

We bought an orange tree, two of the Mussaenda, one white, one pink, a couple of palm trees, an aloe plant, and a teeny tiny plant that I gave to Nadi.

Here’s the orange tree being planted…

orange tree

The smaller orange trees were only $4 each, but we bought the $20 one that was a year old, this way we’ll see fruit in another year and a half rather than two to three.

Here’s the pink variety of the Mussaenda, though it has no flowers on it yet…

pink shrub

I had it planted up at the front of the house because I want it to be the first thing I see when we pull up the driveway.  Someday it’ll look like this…


Gorgeous, no?!!  I love it!

Here’s the white one planted next to it…

white shrub

white flowers

Both of these plants were $4 each, and so was my aloe and the two palms.

aloe and palms

And here’s a very happy Nadi with his little plant.  :)

Nadi's plant

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