Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Power of Nature

 Cottonwood Tree Experiment

While John's Island has been on break, John continued the Cottonwood Tree Experiment started in our last post, June 21st

Here's the story of how a Western Cottonwood Tree grows ...

Handful of Western Cottonwood Tree Seeds

One tiny Cottonwood Tree seed

Seeds planted May 28th

Seedlings appear ... May 30th

About 3 weeks later ... June 22nd

July 3rd ... Already a couple thinned out
(36 days after planting)

About 2 weeks later ... ONE tree transplanted into
larger container ... July 18th
(51 days after planting)

August 13th ... 77 days after planting.

Today, September 26, 2023
after a nice refreshing rainfall
121 days after planting
(or almost 4 months)

Watching this experiment, I have been most impressed with realizing ALL the information needed, for nature to create the plant you see in the image above, is in that one tiny seed that was planted almost 4 months ago. That is the power of nature!


  1. Isn’t it amazing how a tree can grow from that fluff? Well done. Nature needs all the help she can get.

  2. What a great experiment! I love seeing what came of your adventure into creating a new and beautiful plant! :-)

  3. Interesting idea you have to plant trees and grow them.

  4. Great experiment. Now, you have a beautiful tree, well done. Take care, have a great day!

  5. I enjoy seeing new beginnings like this!

  6. I love seeing the growth! Great series!

  7. A fun experiment and it just goes to show how powerful Mother Nature is!

  8. Amazing - God is a miracle worker. :)

  9. WOW-That is amazing, John. I absolutely love nature! Diana

  10. Hi John! What a great example of Mother Nature at work, this was impressive. 🙂

  11. Hello and Happy Fall/Autumn wishes.
    Isn't nature wonderful :)

    All the best Jan

  12. well come back John
    i so enjoyed the experiment of power of Nature as Nature is my love !
    everything when ponder closely reveals how miraculous is existence of everything here ,a huge tall tree from a tiny seed and similarly everything else seems to take shape out of nothing or impossible .every moment of my life is about wondering what is all this :)


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