Spring….According to the Chestnuts and Pawpaws

May 17, 2011 at 1:00 am 2 comments

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)

First Baby Chestnut Leaf - March_25_2011
Aww… First Chestnut Leaf for 2011

The pawpaws were a little further behind. Their first leaves showed up on April 1, 2011. Slackers. : )

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Georgia  |  May 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Congratulations Vicky!

    Reply
  • 2. American Chestnuts in Tumwater, Washington « TGAW  |  June 7, 2011 at 1:04 am

    […] home in Virginia, our baby chestnuts got their first spring leaves on March 25th and were sporting large leaves when we left for our trip. In Tumwater Washington, however, the […]

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