One of the side effects of the (still-ongoing) yearbook pictures project is that I'm spending a lot of time looking around in the picture archives and discovering that I have old pictures of certain plants that I didn't realize I had, or noticing just how much plants have grown since I first put their pictures up on the blog. Stuff like that.
For example, my Ardisia elliptica looked like this in November 2007:
Two years later:
I was surprised to discover an old picture of the Big Damn Screw Pine as well, from October 2007:
And July 2009:
Finally, the Euphorbia trigonas. In October 2007:
And in November 2009:
I know it's not really news that plants get larger over time. Still, I don't very often bother to verify this, or figure out just how much growth there's been, and at least with these three, I was sort of surprised when I did check. The yearbook analogy is more apt than I had intended.
Some of my other plants, of course, look more or less exactly the same now as they did two years ago, and others appear to have shrunk, if anything. You can't win 'em all, I guess.