a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Look At Me Now

 Remember this catalpa that was rescued from honey suckle and all plants that climb?
She is smiling!!!


18 comments:

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

She is standing straight and proud! I am sure she is feeling quite good, too. I will have to show Bill. He does tree rescue, too. He rescued a couple of Cedars that he is trying to find forever homes for. Seriously. Last year it was two Maple trees. He has several Rose of Sharon bushes in need of homes. I wish we lived closer!

Lee said...

And so she should! Standing there upright and proud in the sun. :)

Gorges Smythe said...

They're sometimes covered with Catalpa worms, which make good fish bait and I would think chicken food. Catalpa makes far better fence posts than locust, IF you can find any straight enough (keeping them pruned straight in their youth helps).

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have to research the Catalpa. I am sure it is very happy with all the vines gone. Some are invasive and take over everything. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And growing strong!

Sandra said...

wow, she sure is smiling and growing fast... be sure to take photos of the catawba worms when they appear.

TexWisGirl said...

a little freedom is good for everyone. :)

Lynne said...

YAY!

LindaG said...

I bet it will bless you with many catalpa worms, too!
Not seen a worm since we left NC. And the one tree we knew of that had them, the people who bought the house there, cut it down! :-(

Hope you all have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend, Gail!

Debbie said...

ooooh she is smiling!!! my neighbors have ivy, it is crawling in to my yard and choking my azalea's. next up on my to do list, prune the ivy!!!

gld said...

My Grandmother had a huge catalpa tree in her front yard. I remember the long bean bods that would hang down. I think it got some kind of huge worm on it each year. This is the first time I have thought about that tree in years. My Aunt had it cut down.

Susan Kane said...

We foolishly planted honey suckle and creeping jasmine. Then we had our house tented, and that all but took those suckers out. Now they are mere stumps and will stay that way.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Doing so well! Lush, green, and tall!!

Arkansas Patti said...

I reread that link and wow, what a difference a little breathing room makes. She is thriving.

1st Man said...

I freed up and cleaned up around a wild persimmon a couple years ago, and now it's cut off from me by water/mud and bushes. But from a distance, it looks happy! I love that you are able to check on yours and watch its "happiness'! Question, your plantings in the wildlife garden, how have they taken, and what do you do it for? Did you plant and just hope for the best or do you water? I love the idea of doing something like that.

Practical Parsimony said...

Wisteria ruined several of my trees before I figured it out.

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, she's definitely smiling and growing tall too ...

All the best Jan

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way to go!

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