When I moved to Florida, one of the first things I remember being REALLY different were the fruit trees. I've never lived somewhere that had so many fruit trees just everywhere. One day, Lamar and I were driving somewhere and he pulled the car over and started picking fruit from this tree on the side of the road. He got back in the car while rubbing the little fruits on his shirt and started eating them. I was like, "What is that?! You didn't plant that! Is it safe! What if you're allergic! AHHHH!!!" That was my introduction to Chinese plums or Loquats. I tried one when we got home (with benadryl close by should the need arise!) They were delicious and I'm not allergic ^.^
Fast forward to March 13th of this year, I planted a Chinese plum seed from my in-laws' tree. For the first 2 and a half months, it looked like nothing was going to come of it and it even got some sort of mold in the soil. So I partially chalked it up as a loss, but kept watering it just in case.
Some time in May I came out to see that it had sprouted ^.^ I was super excited about it and showed Lamar. He was like "YES! Now in 10 years we can have our own Chinese plum tree and get fruit from it!" He also remarked that since I planted it within our first year of marriage, it can be our 'wedding tree'. Isn't that sweet!
So here is our Chinese plum wedding tree now. It's quite a strong little plant and it always makes me happy to see. Plus I just think its really really cool that I ate the fruit, planted the seed, and then grew this plant! It's the circle of liiiife!!!