I love trees for so many reasons – but sheer beauty has got to be near the top. That’s obvious in warmer months, when bright green leaves surround us a tangible, palpable display of life and light at work. But even when it’s winter we can find plenty of gorgeous, life-affirming details on our arboreal friends. From far away, we see their delicate silhouettes. Up close, you can see the teeniest, tiniest starts of buds, the intricate patterns on bark.
Thankfully, I’ve got a great opportunity to witness it all since this year I went a bit nuts and planted dozens of saplings. I’m going to try and chart their journey as the year progresses. This afternoon I was delighted to see so many of them already making themselves at home in my garden, even just a few weeks after planting.