We finally planted our little magnolia tree in our back yard. For over a year, it lived in a pot. It is much happier now in the ground.
The reason that it means so much to us is that it played a big part in our wedding ceremony. Instead of doing a unity candle lighting, we had a tree planting. Now of course we didn't actually "plant" the tree during the ceremony, I mean I was in a white dress.
We did however add jars of soil to the tree. Alan's jar had soil from his parent's yard and my jar had soil from my parent's yard.
Now our tree gets to live forever at our very first house, the house that we built together.