I had no concept when we planted a Seedless Cottonwood in the north side of the back lawn, it would grow to tower over our home and even the little storage home, with a connected patio area we developed and built.But the little Seedless Cottonwood grew and grew. Now, it is among the most remarkable destinations in the roomy back yard. I believe it’s the very best of the 7 trees my long-time pal and landscape architect John Fluitt suggested. The Chinese Pistache also grew rather high. Both are my preferred trees in what was as soon as a barren back yard. Now it looks like a small forest, framing the roofed back patio area, even overlooking the nearby connected storage cottage.It was a Sunday afternoon in the early fall of 2012 when I invited John and another veteran Oklahoma City good friend, professional photographer Terry Zinn to come for lunch and a trip of the then barren ground. John stood in the middle of the backyard and just said,”Oh my! Oh my! This lawn requires lots of aid! “Terry took pictures. John went back to OKC and developed a splendid and really detailed garden strategy. I still consider it a work of art. I had it framed to hang in my office. When John checked out just recently, he was so delighted with the development of the Seedless Cottonwood. It now towers over the garden and is much taller than your home and storage home, which I prepare to develop into a tiny guest space. Having developed three gardens for three different previous homes in OKC, John was prominent in their design and development. I trusted his judgment about what to plant when and where. After all, he has committed his life and career to turning dirt into magical gardens. When it comes to me, I’ve invested my life moving words around on paper.I recognized with the majority of the plants John suggested for previous gardens, however the Seedless Cottonwood was a surprise for my current house. Standard Cottonwoods are infamous for shedding everywhere! Obviously, I had no concept it would tower over my home or my 5 foot 4-inch height. It is a carefree plant; no bugs trouble it. To me, it is a magical, magnificent tree.Micki J. Shelton is a Muskogee native and master garden enthusiast.