It's that day again. A Favorite Thing Saturday. Joining in with Claudia
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This week I've been dreaming of gardens. I have been getting garden catalogs since Christmas and now yesterday I got my new issue of English Gardens. I've been looking through this beautiful magazine this morning...seeing gardens of famous English writers. When I went out to the kitchen, to make coffee, I glanced out the window to see what was going on in my woods. A little tree stands there just waiting to pop with little mauve blossoms. It's my Redbud Tree...probably my favorite blooming tree. I love it's simple little blossoms on bendy branches. I love the way it grows...kind of an unpredictable tree. I bought this little gem at the local nursery...at the end of the season a few years ago. They were just days before closing for the coming winter and had several little trees and shrubs priced so low. I checked them out and there was the one I wanted. A single branch in a 5 gal. bucket. They almost gave it to me. I rushed home and planted it. At that time, I was planting things along the border of the little scrubby woods that goes across our property in the back. I wanted color...and this was the first little tree to be planted. It's grown so much and it branches out just the way I like. I'm a little worried about it this year. After our hot summer with no rain...I think it needed water, but I wasn't able to water it, being so far from a water source. I do hope this little gem is OK for another season of blooms. We'll see soon enough...it's what I wait for each year.