Maple and Birch Trees…  and Basil

Maple and Birch Trees… and Basil

What do you see as the pros and cons of planting maple and birch trees (as opposed to other types)? Also, should I bother planting basil in a pot from seeds, or are the seeds too hard to grow and I should just buy some in plant form? Any tips for someone who wants to grow a TON of basil?
to weed or not to weed

to weed or not to weed

Give us tree!

Give us tree!

Another ID this plant post.

Another ID this plant post.

poppy?

poppy?

request for color from friends in zone 9 and 10

request for color from friends in zone 9 and 10

First post

First post