Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

When we moved into our house twelve years ago, this American Linden tree (a.k.a. Basswood tree) was a scrawny specimen. I could reach up with a pair of clippers and prune out competing leaders.  I did my best to shape this tree in its formative years, but now it is in the neighborhood of 30 feet tall (give or take). Not realizing how quickly it would grow, when we moved in, I planted sun-loving perennials near the tree. I should have known better. Now I am trying to find other locations in the garden for those very same plants as they are in shade too much of the day. If it grows to full size, this tree could reach 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide. Then I would really have to rethink my garden!

17 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

  1. Had to stop in after seeing Diana’s nominations, tickled to find some fellow KS bloggers. Wow, that is quite a growth spurt! My middle sister was born at home and the day after, my parents planted a tree in the front yard with her placenta beneath the roots. I know that sounds oogy, but I thought it was kind of neat, having my sister’s life intertwined with that tree.

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    • Thank you, Christina. It is a lovely tree, especially when the leaves turn yellow in the Fall. I’ll have to take another photo of it in a few months. I’ve been enjoying your photos!

      Laurie

      • I’ve been enjoying your photos and your posts too. I wait to see the photos with the yellow leaves in the Fall. Thanks for sharing!
        Cristina

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