Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Planting a tree

The warm weather holds and today I planted a coffee tree (Arabica). It was in a two-inch pot when I bought it, but now it's big enough that it should be outside.

We have gophers and rabbits who would love to have it for dinner, so my husband built a cage to protect it. When the tree grows tall, I can eliminate the visible part of the cage. It will always need the cage to protect it from the gophers, who would like to eat it's roots.

Here's a picture of my coffee tree. It's about 6 inches tall and has glossy green leaves. It does look a bit lost and forlorn down inside its cage.


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