Saturday, April 23, 2016

Searching for the perfect tree..



I have a spot in my back garden for a tree, not just any tree, the perfect tree! I've made mistakes before.. for example the two Fiddlewood trees that we planted when we first moved in, they can grow up to 40ft.. and they did! Even though we have a big block they were out of control! So they had to go. There was the wonderful really old tree that was already here that I loved but was uprooted in a bad storm, heartbreaking. So here I am again looking for the perfect tree! Loved the one above spotted on our travels, worried it might get too widespread and below seen in Queens Park, maybe a wee bit too tall :)


Gorgeous but waaay too messy, P would have a conniption!


 The Variegated Peppermint, more commonly known as the Western Australian Peppermint, a smallish native tree that flowers for five months of the year could work, although reading the 'cultivation' details it might not be suitable as a garden tree.. Help! Any suggestions for a pretty small tree under which I could place a bench, myself and a book :) Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..  


32 comments:

  1. No idea, but these are pretty ones!

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  2. You have some beautiful choices in trees. But they are messy (most trees are messy to some extent) and they need care and they can be very expensive when it comes to pruning or cutting down. I think I'll travel to Perth if I need to see trees, rather than plant some myself. :)

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  3. They are all beautiful..difficult to choose one.

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  4. Perfect trees don't exist; they have to get a bit bigger every year or else they're dead. Of course some grow slower than others but how long do you want to wait? Better to enjoy other people's trees.

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  5. How lovely lucky to have a bit of a garden - even trees! Never thought I would - but now we do. . . . AMAZING! Thanks for the tips

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  6. Looks like you have a lot of perfectly beautiful and remarkable trees!

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  7. I have to say I like the top one best but it may be too wide - you could prune it though.

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  8. Beautiful trees. Not sure which one I like best.
    Have a great week end Grace.

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  9. Planning is the best part, and you've given quite a bunch of ideas here. They are all commanding in their own beauty, and grace! I was just thinking about some of the pine trees we planted around here when we first moved in. That was 1989! So you can imagine they are towering now! My idea was to plant a tree for Earth Day again too this year.

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  10. Don't know that any of them are perfect, but you found some great ones.

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  11. I can't live without trees in my life as daily visuals...and, of course, we can't live without trees anyways. Love all of these - especially the lighter coloured leaf of the last one.

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  12. I love all those trees Grace, but not sure about a suggestion for your yard. I had almost all of my trees taken down a few years ago because they got too big and we do get the occasional hurricane around here. I did leave one though and it is a white flowering dogwood. I love it.

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  13. Hey Grace, i don't know the exact species of Australia but i have one advice to give you. Avoid trees that you find in open spaces, usually those trees have deep and big roots that spread around and that could damage your house. Take a walk to a residential area and check other yards.

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  14. No idea what grows well down under. I like that last tree, though.

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  15. Good detective work. I am surprised it is a native. If it flowers for five months a year, does that mean falling flowers for five months a year? I am not sure if I even have the right tree or name but have a look at a white (ornamental?) pear,

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  16. I am most certainly not the person to advise you, being a city boy through-and-through. Nevertheless, I'm thinking that the perfect tree is out there with Plato's Forms.

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  17. Moringa? I've not heard of this tree but it looks OK! I have a HUGE gum tree, a very big Sheoak plus 5 Olive trees & a stick of a fig tree! Love the looks of trees in your pics but not for a back yard! I'm off to fly kites.....

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  18. Since I'm not one who has a lot of luck with plants, I'm not sure what to recommend. At my old house, I lost four trees and they were all ones I loved. I have no idea why they died and neither did the guy who worked my yard. One I really like is the Jacaranda. It was the first one to die after I moved into that house and I missed it so much.

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  19. Awesome pics.
    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

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  20. I can't help you with tropical trees....

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  21. Oh, I love that Peppermint-tree, Grace, amazing, a tree that flowers for five months must be so beautiful to have, if not for the work! With a black thumb I should not even think about giving any advice here ;-)

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  22. Love that Peppermint tree for the flowers, don't know about having it in a garden though.
    Maybe a good nursery might be able to advise you on the best to chose for the size, place you have for it.

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  23. No Ideas but it needs to be a fast growing one if you want to be able to sit under on a bench soon.

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  24. Ein perfekter Baum was soll das sein? :) Ich habe eine Kletterrose am Haus und die kann immer noch nicht klettern.:)

    Gruß
    Noke

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  25. No idea.
    But I would love to have your peppermint tree. That is lovely!
    I have been eager to see signs of spring here, but today it is so cold that we even got hail.
    Hopefully you will get the perfect tree soon.

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  27. Wow, they are all gorgeous, my favourites are the first and the last one.

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  28. They're all such beautiful trees!

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    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.
    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
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    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
    A tree that may in Summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;
    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.
    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.

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