Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tree Vignettes

Tree #1:  Quercus agrifolia.  Did you know the infant leaves on Quercus agrifolia are pink?  How about that?  

Tree #2:  Leucadendron argenteum.  How do they do in Southern California?  
 To be honest, not great.  This one is growing in sight of the Pacific, and despite cooling ocean breezes and soothing fogs, it still ain't happy.  
Tree #3, Lagerstroemia 'Dynamite'
 Bare dry wood bursts with glossy new foliage in just a few days.   

8 comments:

  1. How is it I can shun pink in general but love it when it shows up in unexpected places like that new foliage?

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    1. Embrace the pink! Every so often. :)

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  2. Every time I see that Leucadendron argenteum, I want one. But then I'm reminded about how tall it gets. I can't imagine it'd appreciate our summer conditions either. So, I'm going to tell myself to be happy with my shorter, less-silver L. 'Pisa'.

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    1. The other side of the PVP, the cold side, maybe. I wonder if there are any growing over there?

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  3. That Leucadendron argenteum always looks so good in pictures... Sorry to hear it doesn't do well here...

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    1. It's short-lived and touchy even in its native range, apparently. The price of being gorgeous?

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  4. No I didn't know that the infant leaves on the Quercus were pink, some kind of protection perhaps? The Leucadendron is tall and very architectural and the new foliage on the Lagerstroemia is very pretty. Your image looks like a lovely painting.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. No idea on the pink foliage. I was taken aback when I saw it. Happy you liked the photo, thank you!

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