Flowers and Blossoms - dpb photos

New Growth - Pine

Whilst in our garden photographing flowers this week, I noticed our pine tree had a proliferation of new spring shoots.

There is a story behind this. We picked this abandoned tree up from the nature strip some ten years ago. It was in a very large container and was being discarded after being used indoors as a Christmas Tree. It still had Christmas decoration on it. We placed it in our garden, but it seemed to struggle to remain alive. Last summer, looking almost dead, we decided to get rid of it, but didn't do so as it was too heavy to remove easily. The tree must have overheard our conversation, because after all these years, it seems to be healthy and thriving.