Dateline:July 6, 2021-
Ficus salicaria, the willow leaf fig.
The tree belonged to a Ft. Myers studygroup member that was downsizing her collection. Well, not really downsizing as far as numbers, but literally down sizing. If she couldn’t lift it, it had to go.
It’ll happen to all of us, unless we can afford the big machinery and young backs to lift our trees. As for me, I have plans on putting big wheels on an engine Jack so I can move the trees when I’m older (I have to admit, I’m getting older. At least my body is, I’m the still a brash, immature, iconoclast you all love (which may just be the non-grey version of the cantankerous, much complaining curmudgeon from central casting. I might allow to be growing up into that. Which is naturally how my family ends up. You shoulda met my grandfather, who we called…
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