It's not a garbage can tree, silly, it's a Red Bud. But we planted it round the side of the house by the garbage can, after the neighbors decided to remove the ginormous bush that wasn't beautiful but provided quite a bit of shade and hid their house somewhat.
So, a friend didn't want this city-provided red bud, and although they really aren't my favourite tree by any stretch of the imagination, we thought we'd give it a go.
The poor thing is probably very lonely, and is certainly ignored, so I thought it deserved to be featured because despite being forgotton most of the time, it has valiantly put out some spring plumage and seems to be giving another year a go. Hang in there little Red Bud!