A Fig’s Progress

The single most important and shocking thing about this Chicago Hardy fig tree is that it got through what passed for winter in this USDA zone 6a garden completely untrimmed and unprotected.

That’s not strictly true. It was unprotected, but it got trimmed by the resident rabbits. They left evidence.

The rabbits nibbled the stems and ate their terminal ends, and then left compostables that are known not to burn plants. Photographed on December 30, 2023.

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