Not that you'd know it now.
Now it just looks like one more big green bush - I'm sure you know the type.
But here's what it looked like a couple weeks ago:
It towers over my head now but of course that wasn't the case when I first planted it 9 years ago.
Back then, it barely came up to my waist:
Ah, they grow up so fast.
Thank goodness I don't have to think about sending it to college. I don't think I could stand suddenly being separated from it after all the time we've been together.
I *know* I couldn't stand the constant long distance calls for more water and fertilizer....