Sunday, January 23, 2011

Can you find the fabric?

So this post is showing my silk oak tree, which I started from a seed several years ago. (Can you tell I'm proud of myself?)  I didn't even know if I had a seed or a piece of dirt.  (I picked up the seed from a neighbors tree.)  Here is my baby...

I used some thin strips from the scrap bags to tie it to the stakes.  It is almost 8 foot tall!  It needs a bigger pot, and now would be the time to transplant it.  They have the most curious flower - a big orange comb shaped thingy.  They shed flowers, leaves and seed pods, but what tree doesn't?  They are drought resistant and that is a very good thing around here.  We usually don't get any rain between April and October.
That's all for today.  Gotta get back to piecing.
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