Trees, Trees and more Trees

This weekend Ryan picked up and planted a lot of trees on our property. He planted Red Oaks, Burr Oaks and Norway Spruce. Below are pictures of the Red Oaks. I’d have to ask, but I bet it was a total of over 20 trees.


Everything is starting to bud. Spring is finally here. IMG_0425

I brought all of my agave outside today for repotting and splitting. Each one has around 2-3 pups every year that I take off the mother plant. You have to be careful with these as they are razor sharp.


Here are the pups!


Pups from a few years ago that are getting big!


I dug quite a few dahlias last year and put them in our cellar that is underground and attached to our garage. Unfortunately, 99% of them did not survive the winter. All except for this one dahlia. Wannabee.


What’s going on at your house this spring? Do you think we will get another frost yet?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    So enjoy your blog!


  2. Jane says:

    You are building a wonderful framework for all your gardening dreams. Lovely trees. Thanks for sharing.


  3. gardenfancyblog says:

    Hi Melissa, I’m sure you will enjoy watching those trees grow and mature for many years, a great investment in the future. And I’m sorry to hear about your dahlias — I’ve never had a lot of luck storing them over winter either, but I did read some good instructions at Old House Gardens:
    I hope it might be helpful. Hope you’re enjoying our beautiful Iowa spring weather these days, now that winter’s finally behind us! Best, -Beth


    1. Melissa Peterson says:

      Oh yes, looking forward to seeing them grow for years. Thank you for the tip and your comment!!


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