Everywhere we’ve lived, I’ve planted a magnolia tree. They’ve done well everywhere except Texas. It’s too dry and the soil is too alkaline but that doesn’t mean I’m not babying that tree and hoping it will grow. Sometimes you need to know when to hold ’em and when to fold em’ so at some point I may give up but for now, I pour all my whey around it, try to water it at least every other day but so far, not much growth.
This is the tree we planted in MO in about 2009. It was a tiny little sprig when we planted it and this photo was taken by the realtor when we put the house up for sale in 2011.
A bit over 6 years later and this is what it looks like today.
Oh, how I wish they would grow like that in Texas!
Addie and I drove by the house again today and she said if I would move back to that house, she would spend the night with me. Vince . . are you listening? 🙂