Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Littlest Japanese Black Pine

The latest plant addition at Number 17...
Mr G's Charlie Brown Japanese Black Pine...
Mr G has a *thing* for black pines...I don't know why...but he does...

anyhoo, I looked all spring for a JBP to add in here...and couldn't find one...

Mr G ran across this pitiful thing while on an errand at one of the big box home improvement stores...

It does appear to have been literally run across, doesn't it?

ah well...I planted it around the corner of the house to add some screening from our neighbor's loverly pool stuff...so I won't see it often (if it survives) ...the neighbors will, but I reckon we all have our burdens in life to bear...

The plan called for the root-ball to be planted so that the truck would be more tree-ishly upright...but I decided "what the hey"...lets go with that Zen-Garden- windswept`pine thing...upon reflection, perhaps not the smartest move...

2 comments:

Me said...

It is sad looking but who knows maybe it will be a swan someday...

Personally I always have a thing for the Charle Brown Poinsettias...I always get the sorry looking ones in three inch pots cause they look like they could use some love

Rowan said...

Your little black pine looks very oriental - and it may well repay you for rescuing it. I've more than once put sad-looking remnants in the garden and ended up with really beautiful strong plants. Go and talk to it encouragingly!

it's all about the journey...