I planted five little sticks of American Plum just last week, and they were starting to bud already. So exciting!
There were four on the right side:
And one tucked in the gap between the apricot trees where one of them had been eaten by deer:
All was looking well, but when I went out to take photos, I found this:
This was CRUSHING because I just put them in and was so excited.
I don’t know what damaged it. I doubt it was deer or rabbits because they eat everything they can reach. They wouldn’t leave the stick right there.
So, farewell, my American Plum. I had hoped to see you grow.
Have any of your plants fallen victim to unfortunate happenstance yet this year? Inquiring minds want to know!