Thursday, April 09, 2015

Firby Reborn

Last winter I lost a fir tree that I've been nurturing in a deck pot for three years. Storm winds whisked it away pot and all, leaving only a few decorative rocks behind. It was a really sad day.

I love using native plants in my landscaping. They grow better than non-native species. 

Wayne and I went out and found a replacement for our fir tree. Like many of our things around the cabin, he got a name, Firby.  I tucked Firby into a large barrel of soil to wait out the cold months.

The new two year old Firby "chained" to the deck.

Then, when I transplanted my cedar trees, I used a nice pot to give my new little two year old fir a first home. If all goes well, next year he'll graduate to a larger one just like his big brothers. I just hope he sticks around long enough for that to happen. -- Margy

5 comments:

  1. I'm sure Firby will give you many years of pleasure.

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  2. Good luck Firby - those chains look pretty serious.

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  3. It is good you got those rocks in place so that the pot will stick around during the next wind storm. Hope Firby stays around till next year for you.

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  4. It's adorable on your deck! Someday it will be so big!.

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  5. What a charming deck - and with such a great view!

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