(‘Great oaks from little acorns grow.’ – old proverb.)

growing in the lawn,
not the best spot
for it to be,
now in a pot to be planted where
it can grow into a tree.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jules
    Jul 21, 2021 @ 12:37:57

    I have so many maple saplings… too bad they aren’t for maple syrup! Silver Maples don’t produce the right sap. I also have to be careful of poison oak.

    “They stay on the trees all year and are evergreen. But the deciduous white oaks found throughout the West, and other deciduous oaks, have lobed leaves that might seem similar to poison oak. Each oak leaf has its own stem, whereas the threefold leaf of poison oak has a single stem. It’s one leaf that looks like three.”

    Best to look up what the leaves of poison oak looks like. I hope your baby acorn is a true oak ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Libby
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 12:48:31

      I too have a number of saplings of all sorts in pots, waiting for a new home probably up in our field. I’m pretty sure this is a true oak and don’t think we get poison oaks over here – though someone may correct me on that! No Maple sugar maples either only Field Maple and the related Sycamore which is basically a ‘weed’!


  2. elaine patricia
    Jul 22, 2021 @ 09:12:11

    I have a little oak grown in a pot from an acorn. Planted 2000 the year Dad died. We call it the millenium oak.


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