It amazes me that even from the start, an oak tree has full grown leaves on it's tiny trunk......
It was so funny-looking when it was just a trunk and two great big leaves on top. Those leaves are the size of my hands..............and the trunk is about the thickness of a pencil. I thought I had a picture but can't find it at this time.
My little oak is growing; it now has two little branches. I have to be patient, it's only a three year old. It must be hardy because it has survived two winters in Maine.
We have 5 of these that took root and we are letting them grow in the garden because it's on the southwest side of the house where we've lost a large white birch and the other is looking pretty bad and doesn't afford much shade in the summer. These 5 should, in time, keep our home cooler in the hot weather and still afford us the seasonal mountain views we are used to in the winter months.
Here are some of the others -
In time the garden will become filled with ground cover plants that need little care instead of the flowers that are there now. Oh, and more of those large rocks too!
Wishing you a beautiful day. Thank you for visiting with me today.