Because the blossoms smell as good as this one looks. Plus, it's hardy from Long Island to South Florida. Plus, it has a tidy upright habit and is perfectly sized for many peoples' yard. Plus, it's virtually problem-free. What more do you want from a tree?
My builder did a great job insisting that we incorporate his "signature trademark". A 4 tier trey ceiling. I absolutely loved that ceiling for 10 years. Loved to look at it when I walked
in the room, loved to show it to all my guests and loved to stare at it when I was lying in bed. Loved it UNTIL I had to paint it. Yup, up and down, up and down, but it's done and although took a bit longer then expected looks fabulous. Come take a look.
Workers are here taking down some trees in my yard. I feel a lump in my throat as I watch them come down. :-( Most of these trees are Bradford Pears leaning dangerously but a couple are
hardwood. (of course they need to go to for one reason or another) One triple trunk oak in my front yard. It was the first to go. It is amazing how they take these trees down without harming the vegetation around it. I will add more pics as the day goes on.
. I keep looking at my yard and I'm not in love yet. Guess I'll have to get used to it. The oak was interfering with the larger "parent" oak and should allow my Japanese maples to get more sun. The shrubs below will definitely benefit but right now, it kind of looks like a really bad haircut to me. lol Neighbors are raving ... I guess they didn't much care for my trees (they don't have many in their yards). You're right ... it's a whole new ballgame now.