I am always stunned when I find things growing in other people’s yards. “How on earth do they manage it?” I always wonder. This time that person is me, for I have grown a shrubbery. Not only has the tree I planted back in April not died but it is flourishing and green.
Several lessons come from this experience. The first is that planting isn’t as hard as it may have seemed: Dig a hole, put the tree in the hole, fill with soil, and add water. It’s not rocket science. The other invaluable lesson is to look up what grows well in your area. Almost any nursery site or brick-and-mortar nursery will be able to help you with what will take root and succeed in your area. Take heed and plant that, and it will most likely work out for you.
This little Cypress tree started out with two naked sticks above the ground and has popped up six inches thus far and sprouted a full bundle of leafy type growth. I’m no judge of these things but that seems like a great victory for the lawn-and-garden-impaired like myself.
Planting Isn’t Evil After All [Toolmonger]