Planning ahead – Trees and Plants

The entire East line of our property (300′) is full of cedar (Juniper) trees. They are wonderful because they help keep the morning sun off our house and that helps to keep things cooler for a while. They offer shade for some of the herb and flower gardens from the morning sun. They provide habitat for the variety of birds that live in our area. They also provide shade for the clothes line, because the hot Texas sun will fade our clothes rather quickly otherwise.

Mulch in placeAround here, you will hear a lot of people say that the cedar (Juniper) are invasive. You will also hear them say the steal water for other trees and plants. Well, an invasive (to me) is an opportunist.

Head over to Not Dabbling in Normal to read the rest of my post.

Sincerely, Emily

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Projects and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Planning ahead – Trees and Plants

  1. Nancy Davis says:

    Your right when you say we should have planted trees 10 years ago! We should have done that when we first moved here instead of waiting till a couple years ago! Your property is looking nice! Nancy

  2. It’s that hindsight thing I think. I do know the sooner I quit knocking those things to the bottom of the list, the better off we will be and that much further ahead.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s