When I posted a while back about being so excited to find a fig tree, a blog reader wrote me about a fig tree that she has that was a cutting from her Aunt Vivian’s tree. She started the fig tree from the cutting over 20 years ago and even though her aunt is now gone, she is still remembered every time they see that fig tree.
Nancy, the blog reader, was so sweet to go out and get cuttings from her tree, soak them in Vitamin B1, then surround them in damp peat moss, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and send them to me.
See the bluebonnets blooming in my flower bed in the background?
Actually, I could have sworn she sent me 7 trees and I planted 7 trees but I only found 6 trees yesterday when I was taking pictures. I’m so confused. How could I lose a fig tree? I looked around and didn’t see a 7th tree anywhere. Maybe there were only 6 of them to start with. All of them have new growth sprouting. Nancy told me her fig tree produces big black figs. Yum! I can’t wait. I’m thinking I’ll give one of these trees to my dad and one to my neighbor and keep 4 for myself and then I can always take cuttings off those for anyone else who might want Aunt Vivian’s fig tree.
Thank you so much Nancy for all you did to get those cuttings to me and for sharing a part of Aunt Vivian’s fig tree with me.