I hope you're staying warm in this never ending Winter we appear to be trapped in. I thought for this week's Friday smile I'd share a little update on Katie's adorable Christmas gift, which you might remember from this post was a living gift. A perfect tiny Christmas tree :) I so adore this little tree honeys, yep I did say little... now, about that... :)
After I'd re-potted this precious little tree I noticed he had a name printed on his original plant pot. You might be able to see it in the photo above. It says "pinus pinea" and being naturally curious, I decided I'd go look this name up online and try to find care and feeding instructions. Well what I found surprised me honeys, to say the least!
I've managed to find some information on the Pinus Pinea genus and it turns out that Katie's adorable little tree is likely to grow to be anywhere between twelve metres (around thirty nine feet) and seventeen metres (around fifty five feet) tall! Which means that Katie's adorable (and much loved) gift might someday look like this...
Image found here
Oh my! Honeys can you imagine? What a gorgeous tree to sit under on a blanket with our furbaby Jade and a good book on a warm sunny afternoon. We do get those in Scotland, I mean they're pretty rare but that just means we appreciate them more :) Apparently these trees grow quite quickly but I can't help thinking it would take years to be the size of the beautiful tree in the above photo.
Mind you honeys, we planted a lemon cypress in our front garden around seven or eight years ago. It was a teeny tiny shrub, around the size of Katie's Christmas tree and now the top of the Cypress almost reaches the window of our upstairs bedroom. Hubby has been saying we need to move it because he thinks it might be too near the house and is worried about the roots and the foundation of our home.
What's making you smile today honeys? Stay warm and safe and I hope you have a fabulous weekend full of smiles :) Huggles always dear ones xx