My Garden ~ trees are planted

The trees bought at the garden centre sale on Saturday are now planted.

Pohutukawa Pohutukawa – planted group of three trees as a living connection gift. Crimson flowers at christmas-time. Bees enjoy the nectar. Fast growth rate.

 Pukatea Pukatea – planted two trees in the swamp. Evergreen foliage. Slow growth rate.

Puriri Puriri – planted two trees for posterity. Evergreen, pink flowers most of the year. Berries are a food source for the birds.  Medium growth rate.

Kahikatea Kahikatea – planted a row four trees for posterity. Evergreen and berries are a food source for the birds.  Slow growth rate.

On another note, I’m really enjoying the sight of the other trees – especially those gracing our driveway in their colourful autumn foliage.

5 thoughts on “My Garden ~ trees are planted

  1. I hope fall brings with it a spectacular show of color! It is a gift from the divine isn’t it, that when after they you thought the trees and flowers had done just about everything they could to inspire awe and wonder, they go one more step beyond and just blow your mind with the incredible colors!


    A thanks for planting the trees! Have you officially signed up for the Billion Tree campaign?

    You can set up a profile and add the trees you planted and it will add to the total (now around 9 million).

  2. Nice to read your comments, in21. I’ve just been outside walking around my trees. Yes – I signed up for the campaign and have added the trees I planted. I’ve decided to plant even more. I do love the gifts and appreciate the utility of native trees. They are an essential layer (as in a forest) – a protective cloak that stabilises and returns mulch to the soil. Cheers, Jenny.

  3. Jenny, thanks for the pictures. None of these varieties are familiar to me. I was expecially taken by the puriri. Does it really flower most of the year? Our poor trees here for the most part have to be content with a rush of passion in the spring.


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