March 24, 2015

Could you help ID this small amazing tree

This little tree was found by me in December in southern part of Portugal. Do you know maybe what it is?
It is so lovely... flowers resemble those of Hydrangea's... if this could help...



March 20, 2015

Ewa in the Garden on Facebook

Dear Readers and Friends, decided finally to open own page on Facebook. You don't know how great it would be to see you over there as well. Just click here to hop over and let's stay in touch in the place where you naturally gather anyway.
It doesn't mean Ewa in the Garden will be publishing less, it only means I want to see you in other places. This is like with dating - you don't want to meet every time in the same places, right? Beside I'd like to know you better :) And this would be more convenient for both of us. See you!!


March 14, 2015

Three Men At Work Correct My Mistake

Three Men At Wotk rescued the maple tree. The heroes of the day. Today one of the first trees ever bought and planted by myself in my garden changed hands/gardens. It was also one of those early mistakes that had to be corrected as soon as possible. I mean earlier than today. This Norway maple (Acer platanoides) Royal Red planted in wrong place. It haven't had enough space to grow and spread  the branches. It doesn't grow fast, so it was not disturbing to the eyes until 2 years ago.   

Have you heard before... it is easy to plant, more difficult to correct mistakes.  Watch this case and think 10 times before you choose a place for the tree...

Wanna see how it left the garden? Have a look below...

Thujas Smaragd will form nice looking evergreen hedge between two the garden parts. Smaragd is nicely green even in the winter, which is not so common. I planted them in the final place, but the maple was supposed to be gone much earlier. Because it was not, today it was not so easy to remove it without harming thujas.  

 Tomek's idea was to use ropes and move thujas to the sides as much away as it was possible... to open the working space...

Zbyszek and Leszek were digging it out, while Tomek was pulling to see how strong it still hold on to the soil.  Thujas were nicely opened... 

 Three Men At Work. Tomek had to pull it to the other side as well to see how strong are the roots still holding on...

 It all took one hour untill my Norway maple Red Royal was ready to get prepared for travel... These are the roots being wrapped...

 See, how nicely packed it was?

 Final touch...

And final loading... this is how much it could go inside.

And Bye, Bye! Have a nice life little maple! I hope to pay a visit once in a while... Tomek... take good care of it! I know where you live...

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