fruit tree shopping

November 18, 2014

plant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingplant shoppingWe have noticed a trend this past year, every time it’s been someone’s birthday in our family (so far), we go tree shopping. All of Ben’s favorite nurseries are in San Diego, and True, Brave, and Glow’s birthdays were spent down there, so we also made a pit stop to check out trees. Ben got me a victorian ring for my birthday, but in was in Vista, so we went to pick it up and also go purchase more fruit trees!

He has this long wish list of trees, so with his 40th birthday coming up, I joke with him that his present is picking out 40 trees. HA! We’re running out of space in our suburban yard, so that wish really can’t come true, but if we did have the space, you bet he would cash in on the present for sure. Though, we might be close to having that many already.

Anyway, we went to our usual nursery to see if that had a certain kind of pomegranate tree, but they didn’t. Then, we went to check out a new one to see if they had some of the more rare fruit trees he’s looking for. They didn’t have everything he was looking for, but they did have che and a lemon guava. Thus, in our car, we packed in all six of us, two che trees (male and female tree), and a lemon guava that you can see clearly had trouble fitting in our car. Oh and a Peruvian Apple Cactus plant for me.

The girls are used to being packed in the car with trees all up in their grill, but this is the first time we had to transport a tree sticking out of our moon roof. Everyone thought it was quite hilarious! Despite a much more bald appearance than seen above, it survived the 70mph winds and one and half hour trip back home. Whew!

If you’re looking for some fruit trees, these are the nurseries we frequent in the San Diego area (both in Vista):
Clausen’s Nursery
– Exotica Nursery (I kept chuckling at the name of this one, but they stock a lot of very exotic fruits)


4 comments on “fruit tree shopping”

  • Leila says:

    I actually laughed when I saw that tree sticking out of your car. Anyway, I think it is interesting to go buy trees when you celebrate someone’s birthday.

    I think it’s time I start give planting a try. My father has his own corn field and has been a planter all his life so I think I should at least learn to grow my own vegetables and fruits.

    And I want to look for the pomegranate tree too since you said it loves Sun. hmm maybe I should get it after the monsoon season.

  • Magda says:

    Hello there! I’ve just discovered your blog and I think I’m in love with your life,your family, your spirit! You are a true inspiration and i just wanted you to know you have a new follower on board!
    The whole idea of buying trees on birthdays is awesome 🙂 Cheers!

  • Charissa says:

    I loved the interior shot of the tree in the van. Wasn’t expecting that!

  • great photos! my husband loves to garden. maybe someday we will have a garden! by the way, i emailed you on nov. 12 with additional hypnobirthing questions! just following up to see if you received it. 🙂

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