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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Budding -- Yeah!

     Spring has come a little late to northern Indiana -- we had snow less than a week ago -- but I think it's finally here to stay. Monday morning was foggy, and I decided to take my coffee cup and camera up
to the deck. Most species are budding nicely now, and I snapped a few pictures.

My one-and-only Japanese black pine; and, no, that's coffee in the travel cup.

Buds swelling on the JBP, Pinus thunbergii.
Hybrid yew, Taxus x media densiformis. (Forgive the quality of the resolution, please.)
Spirea, Spirea japonica.
Ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa; a personal favorite.
Common boxwood, Buxus sempervirens.
Bald cypress, Taxodium distichum. The apparent inverse taper is an artifact of the photo.

And then there's this rooted cutting, that's ahead of most the rest!

Hedge maple, Acer campestre.
:-)  :-)  :-)


  1. Love this time of year. But would rather have Guinness in the cup ;-)

    1. I hear you! ;-) But then I save Guinness for later in the day. Morning belongs to coffee.