Yesterday our bare root seedlings arrived from Fedco Trees up in Maine. A walnut, a sugar maple, a cedar, some rosa rugosa, a peony, and three blueberries. I've scheduled a couple of hundred dollars of buying new plants for the property each year. While we don't have it in the budget to spend thousands to just buy and plant everything we could ever want at one time, we can pick away at it and over time it really adds up. The bare root seedlings are much less expensive than potted up stuff from nurseries, and I find that each year I have goals, some of which work out and some that don't (I'm looking at you, grape vines), but if we just keep planting year over year, we will eventually build up a really diverse home landscape full of the plants we want, where we want them. But the trick is to never stop.
My blog has evolved into a series of short essays on the nature of entrepreneurship, craftsmanship, and their overlap. If either of these topics is something you think about, you will probably like this.