Nyssa aquatica | In the Ground

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We just moved into our first house, the first house we’ve ever bought I should say, and along the shoreline of the pond/lake we took down quite a bit of Chinese tallow. It was nice that it cleared up the view, such as what you see above of the house across the lake, but we also wanted to plant some new trees in their place.

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A few weeks ago in planning for our future landscaping we dropped by a local nursery and was kind of amazed at their diversity of trees as well as their prices. And finding a water tupelo was kind of exciting because while it is a native, I doubt many people look to it as a something to plant, particularly because it tolerates wet feet quite well. Ok, really well, it likes to be in swamps with lots of water!

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So, we bought one and Chris dug into the muck along the shoreline, making a spot for what will hopefully grow up to be a wonderful statue of a tree.

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Success!

Comments 2

  1. chel wrote:

    That looks SUPER cool. We have a sea wall so I’m not sure I could drop in a tree on the other side of it (into the bay!) and call it a day. But now you’ve inspired me to really figure out how to get a citrus tree going, because it’s on my list.

    Posted 11 Jul 2012 at 9:10 am
  2. Moosie wrote:

    I wonder if the tree survived the rain this week?

    Posted 13 Jul 2012 at 12:31 pm

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