My sweet husband dug out a hole from our St. Augustine grass for the tree and then dug out (using a pick axe!) an even bigger hole for my new little garden around the base of the tree.
I have now planted Allysum on the outer ring and Delphinium grandiflora (a perennial) around the inner ring. Now I'm just waiting to figure out what the perfect yellow flower is to plant amongst the others. Rudabeckia Indian summer might be the one, but we'll have to see. I don't feel like I'm in too much of a hurry right now.
For those of you who might be thinking of planting a tree, you should check out the great giveaway from the eco-friendly sterling jewelry company Figs and Ginger. If you plant a tree between April 13th and May 6th, take a picture and send it in for a free pair of earrings or a tie tack!