~Lions & Parrots & Trees, Oh My~

He who plants a tree, plants hope.
~Lucy Larcom, "Plant a Tree"~

The photo collage shows the new tree J planted, yesterday afternoon. The small Crepe Myrtle, previously planted in this bed, didn't survive winter. We had no plan or tree in mind, when we visited World Outdoor Emporium, Wednesday morning. We thought a red Japanese Maple might be what we needed. When we saw the green Japanese Maple, we knew that was the tree. The green will show well, next to the brick of our home.

While at the garden center, we did some exploring. If you live in the Saint Louis area, we recommend a visit here. There are acres of trees and plants, fountains, statuary, natural stone and all other things to do with gardening and decorating your outdoor rooms. World Outdoor Emporium West is located at Wentzville, Missouri.

Today, J added several Stella D'Oro Lilies, around the tree.

~I'm a Leo~

All this and a Parrot, too!

I think that I shall never see

A billboard lovely as a tree.

Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,

I'll never see a tree at all.

~Ogden Nash, "Song of the Open Road" 1933~