My backyard is seriously lacking evergreen, so I wanted to get some kind of conifer. I had my eye on a dwarf mugo pine for a while, but I wasn't sure how big they'd get. There seems to be a lot of variety, anywhere from 5 feet to 10 feet tall and wide.
|Pinus mugo var. pumilio|
|Lilium ‘Tiny Invader’|
I was obsessing a little bit about my dwarf mugo placement. I wanted to put it by the patio, but I don't want it to take over. I mean, if it really gets up to 10 feet wide there's no way it can stay here. I watered it in, then changed my mind and moved it about 2 inches and watered it in again. It's trunk is lined up with the arborvitae on the other side of the patio - about 25 inches from the side of the house.
|Adorable, I can see why people get obsessed and start collecting dwarf conifers|
|It's so tiny! My dad recommended naming it Milton the Mugo Pine|
|I got it in the ground and knew that I would keep dwelling on it until I moved it that extra 2 inches. I can almost see it with a 4-5 foot spread fitting perfectly. I'll have to keep an eye on the new candles and keep them tight.|
My dad also said I should watch out for little green caterpillars that eat the pine needles because they can clear a bush in days! Oh no!