Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Garden Tuesday: Blue Spruce

Blue spruce trees love my yard.

These 2 trees were planted in 1989, when we bought the house, and were about 6 feet tall at the time.  There were no trees across most of the lawn, just Old Madison and the orchard.  The rest was just leftover grasses from when cows roamed the place.  To the front right of this picture is a maple tree we dug out of a wooded area and transplanted in 1990 (there are probably 20 of those).  The roundish tree behind and to the left of the blue spruce is an elm tree.


This one is on the other side of my lawn.  The giant 2-trunked thing directly behind the blue spruce is a poplar tree, also planted in 1990.  I love/hate them. They grow quickly and throw shade (which we need), but the roots grow at the surface, which makes mowing difficult.  Sharp eyes might also notice that Old Madison is at the right of this picture!


Happy Tuesday, everyone!

14 comments:

Nichole said...

I love that you planted them and they've grown right along with your family. Very cool!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It is great to see what you have planted later in life. Each time I have planted something I never get to see results. I have moved 9 times in the last 30 years!!! That includes 5 countries. Diane

Pam said...

Beautiful trees! And yes, I do seem to have been cheated out of a bit of my summer :)

gMarie said...

Nice trees! g

Donna Heber said...

Your blue spruce trees are gorgeous! I have one too and I just love it with falling snow.

Pam said...

I love blue spruce trees... yours are beautiful.

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Tuesday Marjie!

Love those Blue Spruces!!! I think it's wonderful that you planted the trees as your family was growing. I'v given trees as gifts mostly on 1st birthdays and yes, I've actually gotten to see a few blossom, lol...

Thank you so much for sharing...

Blond Duck said...

PErfect for Christmas! :)

SissySees said...

My dad loved a blue spruce... Thanks for the memory, Marjie!

Linda said...

I love blue spruce too. They beat white spruce by a mile in the prettiness competition.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, Nichole stole my comment. Or I wanted to steal hers. Trees growing right alongside the family.

Claire S. said...

Beautiful trees !

Big Dude said...

I love spruce trees, especially the blue ones and it's one of the things I miss about the north - they are magnificent in the winter with about a light coating of snow.

Sue said...

When we lived in PA, we went to Blue Spruce Park every weekend. We almost got married there. I think blues are my favorite evergreens. I like the color and the shape. They don't do well here and I miss seeing them.
Sue