Spring….According to the Chestnuts and Pawpaws
When Ryan and I moved, we of course brought along all our potted American chestnuts and a selection of potted pawpaws. Our baby trees were the very first thing that got unpacked! When we left Elizabeth City (February 27th) most of the chestnuts were sporting fresh buds, but the pawpaws were still solidly dormant.
On March 25th, we had our first American chestnut leaf sighting of 2011! (The leaves are much bigger now)
The pawpaws were a little further behind. Their first leaves showed up on April 1, 2011. Slackers. : )