UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,
UrsulaV
ursulav

First Day of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…a replacement for a Bradford pear tree!

firstday

Wretched trees, Bradford pears. They stink like dying tuna, they fall apart in snow or wind (the official reason is, I kid you not, “weak crotches”) and the bloody things sucker like the devil if they get into a suckering mood. Landscapers plant them because they grow really fast and look impressive very quickly, and their flowers really are spectacular. Then they self-destruct at about the twenty-year mark. Not a good plant.

You could replace it with many, many nice things. The commenters have some great suggestions. Around here, you can't beat dogwoods.

Originally published at Squash's Garden. You can comment here or there.

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