Vince had ordered trees from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (because Missouri Conservation sells out of the good ones within minutes!).
They arrived today . . 100 trees. Hmmm . . we need more land! 🙂
He ordered silver leaf maples because we want those to plant along the property line in the back. The rest of these were trees I wanted:
Nannyberry – These make a bloom kinda like the elderberry blooms. Very pretty! They wll grow in full sun, part sun; they don’t need much water. They produce edible fruit that’s great for making most anything you could make with plums – jams, jellies, sauces, pudding, cake, etc.
Chinkapin Oak – I’m still not sure these are what I was thinking they would be. I believe what I was looking for may be called an Ozark Chinquapin but I don’t think that’s what these are.
Gooseberry – These are actually illegal to grow in some states! There are so many good recipes that can be made using gooseberries.
Forget the Gooseberries. We got Chokecherries.
Soon Vince will be very busy out planting trees but we will surely give some of them away. No way we have room for that many trees nor do we want that many trees on one acre.