Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Coastal BC Plants: Fir Tree Spring Growth


A little over two years ago, we brought home a tiny fir tree a little over two years ago. Along with it came a small hemlock.

They both fit into a small flower pot, but the hemlock didn't make it through the first winter.

This spring I transplanted the fir into a larger pot, just in time for the growth of new spring shoots. Tiny buds developed on branches and the growing tip. Slowly, they started to open.

Bundles of needles exploded into brilliant green pom-poms.

From here, they will extend up and out into new branches and added height. I like having a spot of green and a hint of the forest on our front deck.

How is spring progressing where you are? -- Margy


  1. Lovely contribution to ABC Wednesday. I like the light in all of these.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  2. How pretty is the new growth, my weeping spruce tree does this in spring and I love to see it.

  3. That is amazing! Imagine having a tree in a day you will add it to the forest, I imagine!

    abcw team

  4. Such a special green, Margy. And I love the reflections on the lake.

  5. Leslie - We have done that with several trees from our deck after they get too large. Some are thriving, some didn't like the big change.