Mr. Saver is Head Gardener in our home. He was researching shrubs and trees and came across a wonderful, economical resource at the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation sells an enormous variety of evergreens, fruit and nut trees, shrubs, and flowering trees, many of them priced from $ 4.00 to $ 19.00. Who needs Monrovia at the garden center?!
Of course, there is a catch. The plants are small, many from 6″ to 3 feet. So, you need to be both frugal and patient to make this work. There is also a “tree wizard” which will help you select the best trees for your growing conditions.
I was drawn to the “American Beech” – its “beech nuts” serve as an important food for wild turkeys, foxes, and porcupines! It grows 70 feet tall, has fall color, and you get all that for the low low price of $ 9.00!
Note – they only ship in spring and fall. This is not a sponsored post – just sharing!