Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Surly With A Fringe On Top
(apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein)
This fluffy, flowerer is fringe tree, Chionanthus virginicus. For most of the year, it's an unremarkable shrubby tree, but it really shines in the spring. Later, it will make dark berries that look something like an olive. Some of those fell to the ground and sprouted this year so I have to rescue them before "she who mows recklessly" fires up the push mower.
This is not fringe tree, but a gorgeous dogwood in front of an abandoned house along a dirt road. This picture is two weeks old, the dogwoods have finished their show.
The photo above is one of my favorite Pure Florida plants. It's the wild azalea that grows outside my bedroom window. Like the fringe tree, it's not much to look at for 99% of the year, but it has it's moments.
I saw my first hummer of the season yesterday evening flitting between this and the shrimp plants.
Posted by R.Powers at 5:50 AM