Spring Swap

Don’tcha love free stuff? Let me tell you what I got this week…


So, you know in April I harvested my willow. Some I made into baskets, some I sprouted, and the rest went into my shed to dry for future basket making. I purposely sprouted way more willow than I could ever plant in my little yard ’cause I planned to bring it to the Spring Plant Swap.


I had a lia sophia show the day of the Swap, so I sent my willow along with my mom and sisters, and look what they got me for free! (well, in exchange for the willow, you understand) I know it doesn’t look like much, but it is a much adored and coveted (at least in my house) Redbud Tree. (and that is my diminutive herb garden in the background :))


Someday it will look like this!
I was so grateful Anja dedicated her first grab to get me one of only 4 Redbud trees at the swap (if you think gardeners are gentle folk, you’ve never been to a plant swap!!)
Now I just have to decide where to plant it. I wandered around the yard last night with my nieghbor, trying to decide where to put it so we could both enjoy it out of our windows.


Also, last night, while leftovers heated in the oven for dinner, I planted 20 little willow plants in a tidy row in the backyard – which you can hardly see in the picture ’cause everything is so green already! (Yes, that is a tire swing and a hammock in the background – don’t we have a cute yard? a Backyard Tour is in the works…)
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3 responses to “Spring Swap”

  1. Kateri Avatar

    My willow is ready to plant out, but I’m trying to decide if I should just pot them up in bigger pots and wait to see if we sell the house or just plant them out. Decisions, decisions!
    Redbuds are beautiful. Sounds like a great trade!

  2. Traci Avatar

    How awesome! I love those trees, absolutely love them.

  3. Rachel Avatar

    Hooray! Can’t wait to see the Red Bud out my window! 🙂

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