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Huntyr's
Tulip Tree

The story of Huntyr's,
Camp David (CD) Tulip Tree

In October 2016, Huntyr and I traveled with
Jill and 3 of her dogs to Hagerstown, Maryland
for the Jack Russell Terrier National Trial.
After the three day trial,
we traveled to Pennsylvania where we stayed
with Dave and Carol for a few days.
Knowing 2016 was going to be Huntyr's last nationals
as he was aging, it was a special year.
Before we left PA, Dave had dug up a seedling tulip tree
and put it in a pot for us to take home.
It wasn't much more than 8-10 inches tall.
Jill took it home and I knew I would be able to enjoy watching it grow.
In the spring of 2017,
Jill didn't really want to mess with it and offered it to me.
Thus began the enjoyment of CD.
During 2017, CD spent the summer on my flower cart
and came in the house with rest of the plants in the fall.
2018 he returned back out to the flower cart
where his personslity started to appear.

already into a little bigger pot


even at a year old, and less than 2ft tall,the leaves are huge

after putting it back outside in the spring,
it grew alot









Spring of 2020,
it became obvious that it no longer
should come in house in the fall and needed a permanent home.
I waited for new growth and leaves
I waited and waited.
Disappointed that maybe I waited one year too long to put it in the ground.
April, no growth, May no growth, no leaves.
So mid May, I made the decision of where to put it,
dug a hole and in the ground it went.
I began praying.
Two weeks later, still nothing. Disappointment was beyond words.


can barely see it with no leaves to the right of the dragon
little frog at its base

finally mid June, a little leaf appeared.
then another and another!!




Because it has always wintered indoors
On Oct 19, it felt its first snow.



2021


mid summer I attempted to measure CD, he was approximately 90" tall





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