Six years ago when Dave and I got engaged in Hawaii, we bought a 3 inch palm sprout thingy. It was like a stick with no leaves or roots. After we moved in together (4 months before we got married! Livin' in sin!), I sprouted the stick in some water. When it grew enough roots, I planted it.
This is a picture of it today.
It is nearly 7 feet tall! Both of us have to move it in and out of the house; it's just too big to move alone now.
Being that Dave is a giant, he noticed this week that it's sprouting a seed pod! At least that we think that's what it is. It could be an alien that is going to devour us in our sleep, but I think it's just a seed pod.
Pretty cool for a memento we spent $4 on when we got engaged.
May the tree's seed pod bode well as an omen for us, too.