On March 14, Pieter did plant our first ever EUCALYPTUS tree! Love the smell of Eucalyptus and we found it a very special tree, while we were working as consultants in Australia. Also on the West Coast, in California those Eucalyptus trees grow naturally. But when we went with our best friend to a nursery in South Georgia, in Baxley, we did bring one back home with us.
Don't you just love the smell of EUCALYPTUS leaves?
It seems to be even a great flea repellent in the yard. So, we wonder if our chipmunks and squirrels will get to live as flea free, as our felines, whom we treat with Revolution...
This is the tree on July 13, 2012.
Four months of growing UP in our garden.
On this very tree was that CICADA from my previous post...
Just planted on March 14...
Azaleas still blooming at that time.
March 18, Eucalyptus settled into its yummy food mixture of: potting soil; cow manure and mushroom compost.
It has been broadly smiling ever since!
Our EUCALYPTUS after 4 months; it doubled in size!
This photo is from July 13.
I had to step on a chair for taking those CICADA photos...
Love to have something with grayish leaves during winter season!
No doubt, it has many examples of mature trees around it.
You see the newest bridge over the creek into the wood garden.
To the right you just see a strip where the road is...
So, do you use cow manure and compost too?
County Farm Plant Co., Inc.