When you garden in a space long enough there are bound to be changes that occur. Plants mature, some die and need to be replaced. A person matures as well so we begin to think of changes to keep pleasure in gardening. This thinking is what has brought me to this small change in the garden.
Our dear old apple tree had to be removed this spring. The tree was here before either of us moved into this house some 35 years ago. Even last year she looked pitiful.
So back in March my Dearly Beloved took her out. While we were grieving our loss I shopped around for a tree I thought more fitting for the coming years. I am becoming smitten by conifers and evergreens. I think our latest addition, this Silverlok Fir is a good start.
Here she is ensconced into her new home.
She must be pleased because she has new growth. The new growth is where she gets her name "Silverlok". The tips are actually white and they show as silver from a distance.
All around the little fir plants have grown up.
When the sun is shining you can barely see her peeking over the top of the Soloman's Seal.
When it is cloudy you can see her a little better. Let's walk around the edge of this bed to get a better look.
On the way you can see a little Blue Star Juniper that was added to what is becoming a blue and white evergreen garden bed.
There she is. Looking quite happy in her new home.
Did I mention that she will have blue cones, is a slow grower and I am quite thrilled with progress so far? Oh yes, I am quite smitten. The only draw back that I could find, after reading more about her on the Missouri Botanical Garden plant site is that she might not like our summers. Have you ever made a purchase of a plant with your heart and then live to regret it? This story will be continued.