Feb. 19th, 2017

kevin_standlee: (Fernley House)
As is our custom, we bought a small "living Christmas tree" in December. We've kept it upstairs out of direct sun (but with lots of indirect sunlight, and out of the heat) since then. These past few days, it served notice that it was time to take action.

Trying to Grow )

We have now put the tree outside, where it will start getting direct winter sunshine. Later this year, when summer heat approaches, we'll have to shelter it some. Our last attempt to raise one of these trees ended up with the tree dying in the heat of summer. Fernley isn't really the best place to try and grow a spruce tree; however, there are some evergreens around town including the north side of Fernley House, so we know they can live here if they can get enough water.

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