At first I thought that there would be nothing to post about my tree, the Stewartia, for July because it had its moment of glory last month. Since then it has returned to being just one of the various trees that add structure to my garden here in Lexington, Kentucky.
What to report? Well there was a garden tour in town recently where I found in a garden, one of nine, two Stewartias and in another two more that were planted at an entrance to an allee (a walkway lined with trees or tall shrubs). Needless to say both gardens were most impressive. Back to my tree and here it is showing the fruit forming and a few of the leaves in close-up.
Below left has a backdrop of a limb from an old silver maple that fell during a recent storm, with Dulcie inspecting. The other one shows it at sunset.
My thanks to Mike for letting me guest post, and to Lucy for hosting Tree Following.
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