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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Kapok Tree Sapling

This handsome tree is our Kapok Tree. I read that this tree can reach 40m in height. Ours is about 2 metres tall. This tree dates from the time when Little Boy engaged in guerilla gardening i.e., plant seeds discreetly and then run away. It dates from a time when my gardening fever silenced my maternal instincts and I tussled with my son over garden space in the most un-motherly manner possible.

My son knows that once a seed has sprouted, I would find it difficult to crush the seedling. This time, it was even more difficult because the leaves were so very pretty. I let it grow, and I let it grow, and I let it grow. Today, it is a very handsome sapling. I feel sad that all I can offer it is my pot.

Does anyone know if the kapok tree bonsais well... or will it die if I don't find it a new home?

4 comments:

Blur Ting said...

I don't know anything about Kapok tree but I'm sure it'll be quite happy to stay there (and this way) as long as you continue to feed it.

Blur Ting said...

Can you send me an email (via my green gingers blog) so I can give you my farm address. I don't check my GCS email regularly.

avidly said...

hey it is termie here! forums is down or did wilson really close it?

petunialee said...

Hmmmmmm... I think there must be a technical glitch.