Early Days in the Enchanted Forest
This photo was from the end of July. I had already pulled these little trees out of the ground on one side of my yard, all volunteers, and transplanted them to the lower side of my yard. It did not occur to me that they might not live through days with high temperatures in the upper 90sF, but they did (7 of 9 lived).
This little section of the yard went from being grass, to having three blueberry bushes mulched in 4′x4′ frames, to having a row of little shrub starts to grow a hedge, to having nine trees. That’s when it was dubbed “The Enchanted Forest”. By mid-August, the grass you see in this photo was covered by wood chips as the forest grew.