Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We got a good bit of rain on Wednesday...the plants like the rain and I like the muted colors

I just drove around the Arboretum on the way home and photographed from inside the car. It was drier that way! I wonder why the Birch on the left is so much more advanced that the two to the left of it?

I guess the Bluestem is not so muted, but its a wonderful accent all winter and it's still looks great. It's a warm season grass, so it's just ignoring all this rain and waiting for soil temperatures to rise. The smallish tree in the background is Quercus virginiana the Live Oak; while they are evergreen farther south, this individual generally drops all its leaves some time during the winter.

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