While blogging about Lagerstroemia 'Dynamite' recently I looked back on some old posts containing 'Dynamite', and noticed this shot from July 2014 that included the native Quercus agrifolia seedling I'd planted from a sprouted acorn. The oak seedling is in the wire rabbit guard on the right. The rose is still there, as is the Aloe striata on the lower right of the photo:
The previous photo was a shock, because I'd taken a photo of the same area just prior to blogging:
Wow! That's a difference of only two years. Are oaks all that slow? Huh. How 'bout that?