Originally Posted by Trish44
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be nasty earlier. I can't explain on here, but HeChicken knows why. Hawkeye, it must be your soil. I have my blue spruce on the north west side of my backyard, but it is sheltered by a mulberry tree. I love all kinds of trees except hedge & cottonwoods. I have planted quite a few trees att my place too.
We're on the road on our way back. The tooth looks good, he did a great job. It's been a fairly good day except for leaving. My granddaughter just sobbed when she had to leave her daddy. It about broke my heart & it made me cry too.
Originally Posted by Hawkeye95
I wasn't sure how to take your post, so left it alone. Maybe it is my soil, I think it's pretty cruddy stuff. It's not really all that great. Well, if that's the case, I probably gave this new Co blue spruce the death sentence. Too bad, I sure love those trees. :( OH and cottonwoods-- our neighbors entire 5 acres is packed with them, so they go and stuff their cotton into our AC and then it causes problems. Glad your grand daughter's tooth looks great, but that is terribly sad that she was so upset at having to leave her daddy. That really is heartbreaking. It's a shame they can't see each other more. :(
Me too Trish44, no problem. Glad the dental work turned out well. Your granddaughter's sadness is a very hard thing to witness, I'm sure. Sorry for you all.
Now for a heavy sigh regarding Cottonwoods. My 5 acres is covered with them, I'm so ashamed! That and cedar trees, which are equally unimpressive but serve as a windbreak. We bought the place with huge Cottonwoods on them already, knowing full well we would never cut them down because they are so nice and shady. I'm sure our neighbors hate them too. I bought a bunch of red oaks from that K-State site where you can get lots of them really cheap and, of course, they've had a terrible time surviving in our clay, alkaline soil. I have discovered something nice about Cottonwood trees though, that I didn't know before. The sound their leaves make in a breeze kind of sounds like a gentle rain and it's delightful to fall asleep to. I've learned that you can give them injections to keep them from making the cotton stuff but I haven't quite decided how I feel about birth control for trees. Of course, it's probably a mute point since the expense of injecting all of these cotton-makers is probably prohibitive. Has anyone ever injected their Cottonwood trees out there? Known of anyone who has?
HEChicken, I know what you mean about how your place makes you feel. This house needs work, unlike our previous home. Having said that, I wouldn't trade it for our home in town for anything. There's just something very soothing about being here. We had the same anxieties before buying this place because we're in our 50's and wondered if we would be able to keep up with it all. I don't think we do, there always seems to be several somethings undone, but we keep up well enough. I didn't spend much time at all in the yard in town but here I'm always outside, weather permitting, and I think my quality of life is just so much richer.
Ivy, your picture taking fiasco sounds like something that would happen to me! I have picture taking issues.