Friday, February 15, 2013
Journal February 14, 2013
This tree spent over a week traveling across country in a truck, and it seems to have survived the trip alright. The description online stated the plant would be about six to eight inches tall, and that is exactly what I was looking for. When UPS delivered the box, it was about three feet long and I thought: Oh no, here we go again with another telephone pole.
The plant was tall, about eighteen inches, and very very slender when I took it from the box. It was being supported by a bamboo stick and did not have a chance in hell of standing on its own.
Fortunately the plant has some lower branches, so when I removed about a foot from the top of the plant it turned out pretty much as I would like it to be. The section I removed was divided into two six inch sections and I will try to clone them.
Also, I found a deal on eBay for mission olives for less than seven dollars each and a second ships for two dollars