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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

{Our Live Oak got a Haircut}

Yesterday, Pieter did cut off some thick branches from our Quercus Virginiana Live Oak as it grew with one branch too much towards our home. We planted it on October 14, 1994 and look what a huge tree it has become. In order to make the 'haircut' look symmetric, on the other side a branch got cut off as well. Maybe with more light coming under the tree, the grass will regrow... So here is the new hair cut.

  • That left branch got three arms cut off... Our home is again more in view this way.

  • Here you can clearly see the three branches that got cut off the BIG branch. Just move to the left and upwards to see the third cut. The gazebo becomes clearly visible again from underneath.

  • This is from the other side looking towards the driveway with the Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold also in view next to our Palm tree. Looks like this huge live oak raises both arms up to the heavens... The fig tree is laughing as it now has more freedom behind the vinyl fence.

  • Standing back now, it looks more airy from underneath. These photos are taken at 7:30 PM after we just got home from the Business After Hours with the Chamber of Commerce.
Related links:
{Lush Green Garden} |previous post by me
{Our Mrs. G. G. GERBING Azaleas} | previous post by me
{Our Patio Tiles in the Front} | previous post by me
{RARE Icicles in Our Garden} | previous post by me
{My Powder Blue Escada Jeans Suit} | previous post by me showing me in front of Grand View Gold
{Our Lovely Lilac Clematis 'Silver Moon'} | previous post by me showing young Grand View Gold
{Our Different Oaks} | previous post by me
{My Silk Quilted Vest Creation and YOUR Opinion Requested...} | previous post by me showing golden oak


  1. Beautiful property, Mariette! LOVE your Gazebo!!! Oh, how I would love to have one. And thank you for your email explaining your situation. I was so happy to hear that the paralysis was only temporary at the time. I will say a prayer for you that you remain healthy always. You husband too.

  2. Hello Mariette

    What an interesting property and a beautiful garden you have.

    Your tree has gained an impressive size in such a short time (for a tree). It certainly looks more symmetrical now, almost like arms of a candelabra.


  3. Lieve Mariette,

    Ik ben verbaast dat de boom nog maar zo jong is. Hij ziet er heel oud uit! Wat zal het een licht geven nu er één grote tak vanaf is.

    Wat een mooi doorkijkje naar jullie gazebo!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  4. Liebe Mariette ich liebe alte große Bäume,ich denke immer was so ein Baum schon alles erlebt hat und wie stark so ein Baum ist,er hält Wind Regen Hitze ..aus und steht trotzdem gerade.Wunderschön ist euer Baum,L.G.Edith.

  5. E' una pianta straordinaria, qui da noi c'e' un leccio incredibile che e' secolare, ti piacerebbe molto!

  6. Dear Mariette,
    A gorgeous property with a beautiful
    Gazebo!!that I like very much.
    The oak tree is became too big but nice shape tree.
    I can seen under the roots of oak tree are very dried.
    Enjoy your day,

  7. Il posto dove vivi è bellissimo e grande!Baci,Rosetta

  8. Isn't it lovely that you have been able to see how much the oak tree has grown over these many years since planting. Your yard and home are so beautiful. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

  9. Dearest Mariette,
    what a beautiful tree! Even now, when you gave him a haircut , he is wonderful!
    I would love to listen to the stories he can tell ........sit under the tree and let him tell losts of old and new stories......

    Sending Love and hugs,

  10. Liebe Mariette,
    so habt ihr mehr Licht und Luft unter dem Baum. Machmal muss eben ein Haarschnitt sein.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  11. Liebe Mariette,
    so habt ihr mehr Licht und Luft unter dem Baum. Machmal muss eben ein Haarschnitt sein.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  12. Hi Dear Mariette,
    Your home looks amazing and the beautiful Live Oak just grand with it's needed hair cut.
    We have two large Live Oak trees and also trimmed them this past Spring as they were going to touch the roof. It opened up our front yard and you see the house better.

    I just love your grounds all around. You live in a beautiful heaven on earth. Such a blessing to walk among such pretty property.

    Thank you for stopping by while I have been gone. Your comments are always a blessing to me.
    Love to you,
    Celestina Marie

  13. Hi Mariette,
    Such a big beautiful tree, lovely for sitting under enjoying a cold glass of ice tea.
    I really love your home the openness of the land. We have fences all around our homes.
    Oh Mariette your crochet rose lace on your white blouse is gorgeous! and you look amazing..you should be the official model. Your needle work is so creative and every thread is perfectly stitched.
    I have enjoyed catching up with you today.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  14. Ja ik vind jullie "gazebo" ook zo prachtig!
    Fijne dag wenst je,

  15. Ciao Mariette, oltre alla grande quercia, bellissimo il gazebo per cenare sul giardino!

  16. Liebe Mariette,
    diese alten Bäume könnten so viel erzählen. Aber hin und wieder müssen sie ganz einfach einen Haarschnitt verpasst bekommen, so wie wir auch.
    Liebe Abendgrüße schickt Dir

  17. Dear Mariette,

    What a beautiful home and garden you have and such a magnificent Oak tree.
    Also I love your gazebo, what a special place to go and enjoy the day.

    Happy Wednesday

  18. your home and yard are lovely! i LOVE that beautiful gazebo! SO pretty!

  19. Amazing property, garden,home...I lake it dear Mariette!

    Big kisses and hugs:)

  20. Es una verdadera belleza.
    Muchas felicidades!!
    Un cariñoso saludo desde Menorca.

  21. Live oaks are my favorite tree!!!! The only thing that would make it more perfect is Spanish moss dripping from the branches.

    I love how you write, I can just "see" the laughing fig tree! LOL



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