This year, I am completely and totally on the world's teeniest gardening budget. We're talking next to nothing, so I am looking to get the most bang from gardening buck. For that, I am turning to the Arbor Day Foundation where right now (if you hurry and order soon, shipping for Zone 5/6 ends in a couple of days!!!) you can get two free forsythias and a free Red Maple for member orders.
I am thinking of trying my hand at a few nut trees. Hazelnuts in particular... I haven't ever grown nut trees and I don't know anyone who has, but I might give it a whirl. Birch trees have forever reminded me of vacationing lakeside with cool breezes and lapping water, so I am considering planting a couple near our lake for some shade. But, I change my mind every few minutes... Right now I have 12 different things in my shopping cart, but I can't make the final click to buy. What should I do?!?
What are you planting this year? And how did you make a decision? Help!