I was a bit of a bit bird.
I loved birds, I loved the birds and I loved to be around them.
And that’s when my friend David, who’s a wildlife photographer and has been documenting wildlife for over 20 years, got in touch with me.
And he thought, well, I know what we should do with the garden space, and we should give it away.
So we started thinking, well how can we make it more eco-friendly?
And then it just happened.
And we were like, wow, this is really cool.
So the whole idea is that you can buy the space as a gift, and you can bring it back to your home as a garden.
And then you can put it back as an art piece, or as a pet, or something else.
And it really works.
It’s a really cool, unique concept.
And I think it’s really great that it’s being done.
I think we’re all just missing a bit more out there.
I mean, it’s very easy to get lost in the world of the garden.
I know that for some people, they go to the supermarket and there’s a bunch of things that they can’t really afford, like the food, the water, or the fuel for the generator.
And you know, when you’re talking about the things that you have, you have to spend time with them.
It becomes an investment.
And this really changes that.
There’s a great story that’s told around this concept of the gift.
And there’s an incredible quote that goes, “When you buy something, do it in a way that makes it as meaningful as possible.”
And that applies to the garden as well.
There are a lot of wonderful gifts in the grocery store, but there’s one that I would buy that I wouldn’t buy in a million years, that’s a gift of nature.
And so I’m going to share it with you, and it’s a tree in the woods.
So let’s go out and take a look.
We can’t go on forever.
We’re all here to have fun.
And let’s just get this tree.
It really is amazing.
So David and I got together, we’re both wildlife photographers, we went on a birding safari, and he’s the one that actually did the field work and the birding, and then we just started talking about this idea of the plant garden.
So I said, well if I can get David to help me find a tree to put in my garden, I think that’s the coolest thing we’ve ever done.
And the next day we’re sitting there, and I’m thinking, what do I do with it?
And he’s just looking at me like, well you know what, we can just do this tree, and just go out there and put it up.
And David’s thinking, how does this fit in with the idea of getting back to nature, you know?
So we just walked around the tree and I said I want to buy it.
And when I look at the tree now, it looks like a real tree.
And every day that we’re here, we look up and we see all the other plants, and all the trees that have grown up on this area.
And these are just amazing little things that we just want to have around here.
And if you have an empty spot on the tree that you would like to take it out and make it your own, just bring it in.
And all you need to do is cut it down and put your own little tree there.
And, so that’s how you can go on an amazing wildlife safari and save money.
You can’t buy it, but you can have it.
So that’s what we did.
We got David to come down and do a field study, and look at all the different species that have been around here over the years.
And what we discovered is that there’s so many different species, and there are some species that really are hard to identify.
And some of them are really, really different than you’re used to seeing.
And they just really add up to a lot.
And even though you’re not going to get an exact answer on how to grow a particular species, you can definitely know which species are good for your garden.
If you want to find out, just do a few things, and make sure you’re planting them correctly, and be sure you have enough water.
You know, just keep going and see what you can find.
So all that we learned in that day was, you need a lot more than just a tree, but a lot better tools.
So he’s a big help.
And with the help of our friends, we’ve got some amazing tools to show you how to get started with these trees.
You have to plant them in pots, you don’t have to water them.
You don’t need a really good greenhouse