It was in the mid 70s yesterday in the area. There was a slight wind (not like today) but overall it was a very nice day. This is a radical change from the last few years where this time of year was cold and usually wet. Two years ago, we saw the coldest winter/day that we had seen in over four decades. People were not prepared for it. This last week, I was out shopping and going to the gym in shorts and a t-shirt.
I have ground planted some of the Retreat’s trees in a large above ground planter. It is a compromise between actually planting in the ground and keeping them in normal pots. My hope is to allow them to grow for a year or two. I was somewhat hesitant to do this with it only being mid-February but I decided to do it. I may plant a few more before the end of the month.