Chaching! I did it. I finally splurged and got a damn Japanese Maple. There's a house down the street from me that I lovehate. I love it because it's sooooo perfect and I hate it for the same reason. Every time they get something new and good, I get a case of the Joneses. They have one of these placed oh so perfectly right next to the uber-modern bench that was handmade by the male who lives there. The modern bench is perfect, the Japanese Maple is perfect, the house is perfect. (The male person is pretty damn perfect too. Not that I'm lookin' or anything.) Everything at their house is so understated that you might not even noticed how fabulous it all is unless, of course, you're a nosy and envious yard stalker like me because then you would.
Anyway, I've been wanting one sooooo badly for sooooo long and now I have it! La, la, la. I got a little free money in the mail and you know what that means, right? That means I get to spend it and not give a poop whether I should or not. I had to choose between a lot of little things or one good expensive thing. I hate that kind of decision because I really love to come home from the nursery with a bunch a bunch of $1.49 plants. Can I just stop here and say, "Where do all those plants go to?!!" I have like 584,687 little plastic pots, but my yard still does not look very full of plants. That is both confusing and confounding.
Um, so, back to the tree. WHY are tiny trees so expenisve? This little sucker was $60. SIXTY dollars. You know how many woolly ball plants I could get for $60? Sigh.Oh well...I'm really happy I got it. I put it out in the recycled cement round that was going to be a succulent extravaganza except that I needed about 458,698 succulents to fill it up properly and I got sick of doing that. I also got sick of going out there to find a 90 lbs. dog sitting on them or 5 chikkins gnawing on them. Now I just need one more for the other cement round that is currently filled with dog poop, some found yard art that needs to be placed and a broken old table that I'm too lazy to drag out to the trash.
Any splurges on your end that I should know about? Hmmmm?