Sunday, July 27, 2014

“How to Plant a Palm Tree”

I hope no one thinks this is a tutorial.

And it’s really ‘how to plant 3 palm trees’!

Buy a truckload of dirt from Dirt Cheap.

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And then hire 3 young men to spread it, dig 3 big holes, plant palms and spread mulch all around them.

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This was the excitement in our neighborhood this week.

It’s the house across the street getting 3 beautiful palms while I stand in the front door and take photos. I ‘placed’ some birds on my lamp post using Picmonkey. (trying to dress up our place! haha)

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(house across the street)

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Mosaic Monday

Amaze me Monday.

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I love the sound of palm trees in the breeze!

Enjoy your day!  Island with a palm tree Island with a palm tree Island with a palm tree

38 comments:

Susie said...

Your neighborhood is beautiful. I love palm trees also. I always think Florida and California when I think about palm trees. The first ones I ever saw were in Florida. I also love the Spanish moss. You can keep us posted on their growth. Hope your Sunday is wonderful, xoxo,Susie

Jane and Chris said...

It looks like a desert island! All it need now is a hammock swaying between two trunks!
Jane x

Donna said...

Neighborhood entertainment!

Sally said...

Entertainment you didn't have to pay for. That's a beautiful home. I don't see your birds though. :)

TexWisGirl said...

i'm all for hiring someone for bigger jobs!

Diane said...

Always interesting to watch the neighbors! Tee hee! Mine across the street need some sewer work done soon. Now there's excitement!!

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! very interesting.Love the Palm tree planting, Blessings Francine.

Empty Nester said...

That's hilarious that you used Picmonkey for the birds. LOL LOVE it!

Noelle the dreamer said...

There seems to be more excitement in your neighbourhood than ours Diane!
I had not idea you could purchase these!

It's me said...

Yeah great noise iwiss i could. Hear it...lovely sunday.,,love Ria....x!

bj said...

hahhaa...what a cute post.
You have a beautiful neighborhood...

Stacey said...

They are pretty!

Kathy said...

HaHa - that is EXACTLY how I would have done it. Hire 3 young men with strong backs....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the palm trees, love the cute guys without shirts (hey I'm old but not dead).
hugs!!

Laurie M said...

you live in a beautiful area! I love the birds on the lamp post, its very " you"!!!!

Cozy Little House said...

I love palm trees!
Brenda

Pat said...

Always fun to watch, "What's going on in the neighborhood."

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, this is a wonderful thing to do. Always nice to have some pretty palms. You live in a pretty neighborhood and I saw those little birdies chillin' out on your lamp post! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

podso said...

Now you can keep your eye on them and make sure they are growing properly. Cute birds, took me awhile to find them. :-) Love your sweet new header!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

and look at those beautiful skies too!:)

eileeninmd said...

You live in a pretty neighborhood, I love the newly planted trees. Now, you can enjoy watching them grow. Have a happy new week!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Sigh, palm trees, Florida, they go hand in hand. You are so lucky to live there! I love that no matter where you go in the world, there is always one man that stands and stares at the two other working :-) Have a wonderful week xx

Mary Cromer said...

I enjoy watching things like this get accomplished as well. It looks like they did a nice job and so you should enjoy seeing them flourish...from across the street ;)

helen tilston said...

Hello Dianne

Looks like an exciting morning and I believe it is good to plant in the summer time as there is always rain each afternoon.
Hope you are having a lovely summer

Helen xx

Shug said...

This is neat and I find it amazing that the palm trees do not have to be planted very deep. Looks like they would fall over with such ease.

Vee said...

Nothing wrong with the simple joys...taking photos of what the neighbors are up to, adding birdies to the mailbox post, and anticipating the sound of palm branches in the breeze. Would you believe that I have never heard that sound. I hope they perk up...they're looking a little shocked.

Joanne said...

I LOVE palm trees! Believe it or not a few people around here have them and then they take them away in the fall and winter...I have no idea where they put them...hmmmm a mystery! I had to go back to find your birds...cute!
Blessings, Joanne

edenhills said...

Sounds like the perfect week if that's the most excitement.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Those palm trees will be so pretty to look at. Hope you had a nice weekend. xo

Doreen@househoneys said...

Beautiful trees, beautiful skies...

and beautiful new header Diane!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

You should grab a hammock and a tall cool glass of your favourite beverage and put those palm trees to good use Diane! Loving your new header too :O)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Isn't that fascinating Diane!
The palms are a great addition.
Our neighbours are doing major alterations and have had huge diggers there for over a week - it's not only little boys who love watching diggers and big trucks coming and going!!!

Enjoy your week.
Hugs
Shane

Blackberry Lane said...

Always fun to see how a project like this gets done. Quite a huge undertaking.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your neighborhood looks so green and pretty, Diane. The palm trees will look nice once they start to grow a bit. So. California is full of palm trees, but Nor. California, not so much.

Have a good week.

~Sheri

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I may never want to plant a palm tree but it's interesting to know how!

Have a great week,
Ruby

Linda Walker said...

I wish I could plant a palm tree! I love them. I need a nice oasis, oh about January 31st when it is below zero here! Your neighborhood looks so nice!
LindaW

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Fun to watch, and love your little birdies! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy

Diane Writes said...

I can imagine the thrill of waiting. I would gladly accompany you then. It would surely become a great sister and namemate bonding :)

Thank you for forever linking up namemate! Have a great weekend.