One of the first posts I made here was regarding a
new acquisition for the garden: a couple of chaste trees (Vitex agnus-castus). I had lost a special tree that year, a graceful corkscrew willow tree that swayed over our driveway with each breeze…until that breeze sent it resting on top of our carport.
Another tree of a different variety (still not sure what that was) came cracking apart during an ice storm the winter before, so I thought I’d plant these to fill in the empty spaces they left behind.
I will admit, they have looked a little puny over the past couple of years: inching taller, some scraggly leaved parts and dried berries hanging on. Not really the vibrance I was looking for. But, patience.