Like any good member of the Hamamelidaceae family, the Parrotia tree has a lovely winter bloom. It’s so small and often high up in the tree that it often goes unnoticed. Thanks to a keen student observation, we were able to enjoy this surprising little dash of color in our school arboretum this month. Parrotia persica is an all-around good tree. Glossy green summer leaves, … Continue reading Parrotia Blooming
Now that the wind and rain have arrived, the leaves are falling fast. Those vivid reds, golden yellows and pumpkin oranges are lighting up the landscape. Thank goodness for deciduous plants, they are the stars of the autumn show. Each day they show off a slightly different color, almost chameleon-like, but instead of blending in they do the opposite. They stand out. They turn up … Continue reading Stop and Look! We’re Almost Gone….