This horse chestnut tree marks the boundary of our garden. It is majestic!
The blossoms are large and can make a very pretty bouquet.
Our tree is very large with thick foliage that sometimes keeps blossoms in the shade.
Primroses grow in the swamp very close to the horse chestnut tree.
There is no need to take care of primroses – and they come in different colors.
My husband was working in the garden and noticed the horse chestnut leaves growing among the flowers. He pulled it out of the ground – and there was a chestnut. Those horse chestnuts do turn up all over the garden because the squirrels eat the chestnuts as soon as they begin to fall to the ground- and then they plant extras so they can dig them up in the winter. But they never get them all.
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Thanks Pat for focusing on the Horse Chestnut.
I am having problems with mine and transplanted it once. But it just barely gets by. Now I read up on it and realize it needs a wetter spot. Wish I knew this thirty years ago when it was first planted.
Enjoying your posts……
Thom – Thanks for coming by. I’m sorry you had trouble getting a lovely Horse Chestnut. The secret to our tree – and our whole garden – is a wet ground. But I gather you are now with a good tree.
That is a beautiful tree–the blooms and the form. I think I need to plant one. 🙂
Beth – The tree is stunning at this time of the year. It is TALL and lovely.