Thanks a Lot, Google.
It’s 8:52 PM EST and just now I’m finding out it is the National Observance of Arbor Day?!?
I blame you, Google. I have become so accustomed to you keeping me abreast of significant days. Just this year, you’ve changed your logo for New Year’s, Martin Lurther King Day, Lego’s 50 Year Birthday, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, February 29th, St. Patrick’s Day, First Day of Spring and Earth Day. I count on you, now!
But, guess what! Not even knowing it was Arbor Day, I did invest in some trees!!! I’m redoing the landscaping of the front yard. I’m going with an Appalachian Trail inspired theme. So today I got:
- Two azalea bushes
- Mountain laurel
- And…drumroll, please…Rhododendron catawbiense!
Even though I recently joined the American Rhododendron Society, I’m not exactly a fan of most rhododendrons you see in yards. But Rhododendron catawbiense is a species native to the Appalachian Mountains and therefore vastly superior to all its relatives. 🙂
But that is okay– I am extremely satisfied with the current shrub combination. It’s like a mini-Biltmore Estates!