At least I pray they are growing. I am speaking of trees and shrubs I have planted on our near vacant acreage. It has been pasture land for many years; until we moved our home onto it a year and one half ago. We just got around to getting some trees planted.
Some of them look as though they will be fine, and take off in a growth spurt. The trees are called “hybrid poplars” and are expected to grow speedily, and do not have a very long life span either. But I wanted something that would provide shade in a few years for a few years. I planted eleven of them, three Colorado Blue Spruce trees and a dozen Rose of Sharon shrubs.
I completed mowing the yard again today. It had not been mowed in a couple of weeks, and you could really tell it. It looks wonderful now.
I thought they were gone for the season, but while I was mowing the backyard a Bald eagle flew near the tree tops over Flat Creek.