Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sassy AND frassy

The sassafras trees are looking especially resplendent this year due to the recent stint of surprisingly nice weather - above average temps, clear skies and no wind.  Usually by the time the trees color up, most of the leaves have been blown off.  But not this year.  WOW.
Meanwhile, when presented with 8 GORGEOUS days in a row, yours truly has been criminally busy around the house and gardens.

First off (but in no particular order) many trees and shrubs got purchased and planted.  I'll post about them later, but here's just one example:  the new Yoshino cherry tree for the front yard.  I was seduced by the picture and the 50% off price.

Now, after 8 great days, it's raining again and should go on over the next 4-5 days.  Time to put up some entries on the blog. For more, click on the next four pics for updates on THOSE projects.


  1. It is a beautiful tree. I have heard of tea being made from that tree. I suppose it is the bark that they use, I really don't know.

  2. Kris, I tried and tried to post comments on each article, but Blogger froze up and I just got one done.

    Sasssy and Frassy: My poor little seedling tree is not going to have color this year Maybe too young or maybe our dreadful weather. However the roadside ditches are showing spectacular color on the sumacs.


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