Oh, Ginkgo tree, oh, Ginkgo tree…

27 10 2013

…how lovely are thy branches!

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Ginkgo Tree WP

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Tree Tones

10 08 2013

Through Pinterest, I learned about Sherwin-Williams color-palette-generator at http://www.letschipit.com. Here’s my latest palette using a photo I shot at Brookside Gardens a few weeks ago. Qué fun!

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Calder-esque

26 07 2013

I photographed this beautiful (unidentified) tree outside the visitors center at Brookside Gardens yesterday morning. I thought it looked like an Alexander Calder mobile.

UPDATE: Thanks to a fellow gardener/blogger, Les (of www.atidewatergardener.blogspot.com), I think we may have an identification—Euphorbia cotinifolia.

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Calderesque





Buttonbush

28 06 2011

I photographed this Buttonbush cluster (Cephalanthus occidentalis), also known as Button willow and Honey balls, this morning at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C. A native wetland tree, it can grow 10-15 feet tall and spread 15-30 feet. The mid-summer blooms are rich in nectar that attracts butterflies and other insects.

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Golden blooms

7 04 2011

Photographed at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia (tree identification unknown)

Check out my newly-updated Zenfolio botanical gallery here.

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Tibouchina ‘Grandiflora’

19 08 2010

I am drawn to the beautiful velvety leaves of the Tibouchina ‘Grandiflora’ shrub. Tibouchina is a neotropical plant that is native to the rainforests of Mexico, the West Indies, South America and Brazil. The plant is also known as Large-leaf Princess Flower or Glory Flower and is hardy in Zones 8-12.

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Canna and Japanese Maple

19 08 2010

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