Thursday, November 19, 2020

Meet Fred, the Oak Tree??? Nope, Fred The Indian Laurel.

Update: Upon further research I discovered the true species of Fred.  It is not an oak tree as first thought; it is an Indian Laurel, Ficus microcarpa. 

I  got curious about Fred's species after noticing that its leaves are very similar to those on my Ficus Benjamina but more compact. So sorry about the plant mid-identificaion.

Ficus Benjamina

Hello Darlings,

We hope you managing well during COVID 19 crisis. Below is a little note from my 'How My Garden Grows, or Not, Sic : The Life and Cultivation of My Little Garden journal. It is the file where I get real about my gardens indoor and outdoor. It is full of my successes and failures over the years as well as all that I have learned so far about plants and gardening in general.  It will never be completed because there is always more to learn. 


Journal entry:

11/19/2020 – Okay. Back in August I noticed that there was a young tree growing on the awing roof in the back yard. I knew that it couldn’t stay there as it wouldn’t get enough nutrient from where is had rooted itself, and if it did manger to grow it would likely bring down the awing from its weight. Therefore, today a couple of nice guys removed it for me and I planted it in a spare pot that was sitting around.

The photos below are the before and after photos of Fred’s journey from roof top to pot.




Why, "Fred"? Well, why not.

    Until next time,

        Chow, Darlings.