Monday, September 29, 2008

A rewarding day!

Cliff and I went off in search of some shade trees today.  We ended up at Colonial Nursery, south of Blue Springs.  I figured they'd be a little pricey for us, but surely we could afford a couple of trees.  I wanted fast-growing trees with a little size to them.

I'm impressed with the people at Colonial Nursery every time we're there:  they are so knowledgeable and helpful.

Turns out we landed right smack in the middle of a 25%-off tree sale!  We came home with two Autumn Blaze maples, and a Chanticleer Pear
tree, all of them at least ten feet tall.

We also got a start of Pampas grass.  I've always been fascinated with the stuff.  I realize that in some places it's considered an invasive weed, but I'll take my chances.

All of that for less than $100.  I love a bargain.

To make a good day even better, we'd no sooner gotten home than the propane man arrived with a boom truck and moved our tank.  So that unsightly thing is no longer ten feet away from my deck and hot tub.

As icing on the cake of a wonderful day, I checked in with my sister and she's feeling pretty darned well.  She'll see her doctor tomorrow afternoon, but I expect only good news from him

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

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madcobug said...

Sounds like you got a good deal on those trees and grass. I used to have some pampas grass that I planted many years ago. It really grew fast. We moved off and left it. That pear tree looks like the Bradford pear trees around here but they don't have any kind of fruit I don't think. Good deal on getting that gas tank moved. Helen

marainey1 said...

You have been blessed with a wonderful day.  Praise God for all his many blessings to us all.  'On Ya' - ma

sugarsweet056 said...

i've had pampas grass, loved it. son has some now in his yard, by the driveway, very nice.
yes, praise God.

plieck30 said...

I always liked pampas grass so I planted some but the new owners dug it all up along with most everything else I liked. Paula

ora4uk said...

awww your trees will be just beautiful...I love visiting a nursery....and I enjoy it when the folks there act like they are glad to see me....LOL....your place is or should I say already is just beautiful....I am so happy for you guys....God Bless...hugs...Ora

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helmswondermom said...

That was a good bargain!

VegasGal said...

Hi Donna~
My hubby loves pampas grasses. We have about 6. I will send you some pictures as we have many plumes. I think he planted 3 different species and they are so pretty! Only thing bad, is be careful as some insects (scorpions especially, species of spiders and others) love to make the inside of the grasses there home. But if you spray or plant some Mumstead Lavendar or Magnolias that should keep them away. That's what we do. Good luck with them and they will come back every year and bigger and bigger! The plumes will get just HUGE year after year! Easy to take care of too :)