To that end, I'm trying to grow some trees that aren't common (at least in my experience) in western Washington.
This is my olive tree, my Manzanilla olive tree. Some websites are telling me that I should be able to grow it outside. Eventually.
These grow pretty well around here, or so I'm told.
On the other hand, we saw them growing in Germany; that's a similar climate. Had fruit, too.
I had to up-pot it today: its roots were coming out the bottom of the gallon pot. I think I want to remember not to plant this anywhere near a septic system.
But there's life in them thar branches.
Of the four, it's the only one that lost all its leaves. I was a little bit concerned, seeing all those leaves falling off. It's certainly making a fine comeback.
This one may end up in a larger pot on the patio this summer, and then back into the greenhouse in the fall. Again, we'll see.