Monday, March 18, 2013

The Little Trees That Could

Last year, which was a really, really, really, really, really, really long time ago (it seems), we went to the Main Street Flower Market at the Goodman-LaGrand house.

It was a beautiful day to shop for flowers and support the city of Tyler.

In addition to our purchases that day, kids were able to plant their OWN seedling tree, courtesy of the city.

March 2012

The boys planted little Mexican plum trees in what seemed like a VERY BIG bucket for such a small plant.

Our instructions were to leave it in the pot until January 2013, a really, really, really, really, really, really long time.

So we did, watering and feeding as necessary. They grew about two feet each, and started to sprout pretty green leaves.

Yesterday, we planted them in the front yard (yes, I know it's MARCH, I was waiting until, uh, the ground was softer. Or something like that).

March 2013

And we can't wait to watch them grow for many more years.