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Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
A redbud tree I transplanted from a seedling in my garden is doing well.

Only buy one

Several years ago I bought a redbud tree from a nursery for my yard. I love seeing the beautiful pink flowers early in spring when the rest of the trees have yet to leaf out.

A year later I started to see redbud seedlings growing up in my garden so I transplanted them around my yard. Now I have several trees around my yard and along the riverbank to enjoy this spring. One volunteer tree also established itself in my neighbor's yard.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)