Last Spring, Hubby and I talked about how much I wanted fruit trees.
Except we had this big problem.
Ten, 60 foot tall problems.
We had this massive grove of pine trees. 65 years ago, it was probably the most adorable hedge of pine trees. Until it blew up into The Dark Forest, home to killer squirrels, slithering snakes and a wall of poison ivy...
And so we talked about how we would spend thousands of dollars paying someone to take them down.
Which was a terrible idea.
So Hubby decided to take them down himself, with a couple of college aged kids.
What could go wrong?
But, they only almost hit the house once!
And now we have this fabulous pile in the corner of our yard...
I'm still trying to convince Hubby to notch them and build me a life size Lincoln log house.
I'm sure he's putting it at the bottom of the to-do list.
And now we get to put in MORE trees.
Which will hopefully not be cut down any time in the near future.
And so we got six of these little fellas...
After digging out roots and stumps and grading the yard, we put all the trees along the driveway so they'll create a bit of privacy from the neighbors, who get to see our friendly faces now, Every. Day.
We (Hubby) put in two apple trees, two cherry trees, a peach tree, and a nectarine tree.
I was ridiculously happy to learn that nectarine trees could grow in our Zone!
For some reason, there is not a single farm in Zone 6b that grows a nectarine tree.
And maybe one day, I'll learn the reason why....
All of our trees came from http://www.starkbros.com/
They are phenomenal.
The ship the trees only when it's time for you to plant them, so it takes all the guess work out of tree buying.
The even tell you what trees and varieties are best for your Zone.
We (Hubby) followed the simple steps, and Viola!
We spread some of our compost around the trees, threw down some grass seed over the dirt, covered everything in straw, and just have to wait a few months for a beautiful yard!
And maybe a few years for fruit...
I'm so excited!
Our yard is finally looking less like a construction zone and more like a livable slice of paradise!
Wait until you see our other current project...
The Freaky Front Yard.
I can't wait to show you!
What's happening in your yard?