the big transplant!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Well, we finished up replanting our front yard this afternoon...digging up sod, digging out ugly plants and chopping down overgrown plants. After quite a few hours of digging yesterday and a long haul from my parents' house to ours, we got ourselves a really big japanese maple tree for free! Jon has been dying for one of these trees ever since our trip to Japan and we were so lucky that this tree outgrew my parents' yard and had to be moved to ours.

the old resting place

loading the truck

wrapping the tree for transport. Unfortunately, most of this fell off during our one hour ride. Luckily the tree still looks in good shape today!

the new resting spot (with the soon to be removed yew)

And remember the before (with morning sun)?

Here's the after (with afternoon sun)...

It should be bright and colorful once everything blooms and fills in!

It feels great to cross some more tasks off our list...we're almost done with our May push.


  1. Everytime I look at a photo of your home I can't get over how cute it looks.
    The photo of Jon and you in front of the maple at your parent's house reminds me of something but I can't remember what.

  2. welcome to the japanese maple club!

  3. The tree looks really nice there! I wish we could those up here.


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