A Beautiful & Messy Walnut Tree
I’m fortunate that I live in the older part of town with mature trees. I’ve got a pie cherry and magnolia tree in my yard that are both pretty big. I also have a giant BLACK WALNUT hanging over my fence from the neighbor’s yard. At least I think its a black walnut. Anyway, I’ve got half my perennial bed growing under it and it seems to be working so far – the rumor is the certain plants can’t grow at the base of a black walnut tree. It’s been five years so far and the garden seems fine.
On top of that, it’s a messy tree. Seems it’s always dropping something: leaves, twigs, flower buds, walnut bombs and then saplings. Anyway, this post is really a note to myself.
Note to self: The walnut tree makes a big mess of your front yard in mid to late June.
Oh, and the other benefit of the giant walnut tree is squirrel food. Since they’ve got plenty to eat, they leave my garden along.