Monday, October 24, 2011

A gallon in a pint pot

I really wish I could post pictures I took on my phone. I'm sure there's a way to get the picture off my phone and onto the computer, but it would probably cost cash money and I already spent my money on the tree.

Mom wanted a ginkgo tree in the worst way, so last week I called around and found a nursery that had them. Two hundred bucks for a six foot tree! But I got some unexpected birthday money from my good and deserving Aunt Barbara, and I figured buying a tree with part of it would be good karma. Plus, I like ginkgo trees too. So Saturday after work I went by to get the tree.

First of all, it was much taller than six feet--probably eight or nine. And it was half price! HALF PRICE! See, the karma already kicked in.

So with the help of three nursery workers, we stuffed this gigantic tree into my Mini Cooper, with about three feet of it sticking out the passenger side window. I was certain I'd be pulled over by an incredulous cop before I made it home (a half hour drive), but I made it and got the tree planted in the front yard where Mom can see it from her bedroom window.

Then I ordered some books with the left over money, because that's what I do.

If you ever run into me in person, ask to see the picture of the tree in my car. It's most amusing.


Danielle Birch said...

There's got to be a story come out of the 8 foot tree in the mini cooper :)

K.C. Shaw said...

No one would believe it!

Cate Gardner said...

A 6 foot tree poking out of a mini!!! I wish I'd seen that.

K.C. Shaw said...

I got a lot of double-takes as I was driving. And at one point I got too close to a tree overhanging the road, and my tree hit it and nearly got dragged out of my hand. But that when I was so close to home I could have walked down to get our wheelbarrow if I had to.