I am GREEN with envy!
That’s correct, I suffer terribly from TREE ENVY! When we purchased our little maple tree, two years ago, I had lovely visions of RED and ORANGE foliage bringing vibrant fiery autumn colour to my yard.
In two years it has NEVER once delivered!
Each year I have waited with a hopeful heart. Each year our maple seems capable of delivering only drab YELLOW, or more often than not, BROWN shriveled leaves that cling to their branches with a stubborn tenacity that is almost admirable, in light of the winds we get here in Okotoks.
What I want is a tree that delivers autumn beauty like this…
A tree that is ablaze with colour.
A tree that will become the cornerstone focus of the yard.
I have waited. I have tried to be patient; patient and hopeful. Autumn is upon us in Alberta and my little tree has again not delivered a firestorm of colour. So I find myself gathering once again a hopeful heart for next season.
Perhaps with a little more sun, a little more water and a little more time it will give me what I desire.
Until then, I will continue to be hopeful.