Tom’s Story #9 – Finishing the Rural Planting

Tom’s Story #9 – Finishing the Rural Planting

Between the plan staked out at Nature Nooks Retreat in the desolate-looking March 21st “before” photo below and the “after” photo from about the same location on May 22nd,   there has been plenty of sore, stiff, and worn out. Yet, the work has been really fun and...
Tom’s Story #8 – The Planting in Town

Tom’s Story #8 – The Planting in Town

As my son, Andy, and I cut up patches of sod from the lawn at his place on Congress Avenue, the neighbors’ questions and raised eyebrows about our activities taught us something. (See picture below.) There were several possible answers to their queries, and we...
Tom’s Story #7 – Plotting the Planting

Tom’s Story #7 – Plotting the Planting

The first step before actually placing landscape flags in the planned plant locations for my rural planting was to count out the exact number of flags for each of the 10 species of plants and to label and color code these. For example, I planned 9 Northern Bush...
Tom’s Story #6 – Final Plant List and Sourcing

Tom’s Story #6 – Final Plant List and Sourcing

As you could perhaps see in the maps from the previous post, the larger list of prospects shown there got narrowed down to nine species due to ph requirements or for other reasons. Also, I just couldn’t help adding Serviceberry back into my rural planting. Having...