We Bought a Peach Tree

We bought a peach tree. She’s out front. No name yet, but I’m toying with “Midge.”

Chris, being neither a peach lover nor fruit lover in general, was not as enthusiastic as I was at the prospect of having fresh peaches. Instead, his condition for purchasing the tree was that I clean up any peaches that happen to fall and make a mess on the lawn.

He typically does Nola’s poo patrol prior to mowing, so if I just need to pick up peaches I think I got the better end of this deal. ;)

Even as a young tree, we were impressed by the number of peaches there were.

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In addition to the peach tree, we walked away with two Korean Lilacs and two Rose of Sharons. The Tree Farm in Longmont was having their annual 50cent tree/shrub sale, so it was a prefect opportunity to stock up.

We’re just impressed that everything fit in his VW Rabbit (it really is bigger on the inside!).

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Last year, our priority was renovating the downstairs, so this year we spent a lot of time getting the outdoors in order. We bought several perennials from the Denver Botanic Garden‘s Annual Sale (earlier this summer) and Chris built a tiered garden planter alongside my vegetable garden. We planted the Rose of Sharon down by the fence, hoping that as it grows (should be roughly 8 feet at maturity) it’ll afford more privacy from the neighbors.

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It’s been a busy summer, but we’re excited with the progress!

  • Diana

    That’s so awesome. I’d love to have a peach tree! It can’t wait to see all the peach recipes now.

    • Thanks! Between the squirrels and little neighbor kids (who love peaches as much as I do), pickings were a little slim this year. This time of year we get a lot of fresh peaches from Palisade, CO. I picked up a bunch at the farmer’s market last weekend and I hope to play with some recipes this weekend!