Tree Following, February 2016 – Liz’s Amelanchier

This is my second year doing Tree Following and I would like to thank Mike for inviting me to guest post here again and to Pat, over on The Squirrelbasket,  for hosting  it.

After last year’s exotic Stewardia it seemed a good idea to follow a native North American tree, the Amelanchier commonly known as a Serviceberry.  I am fortunate to have one in my front yard here in Lexington, Kentucky.  As mentioned last month it was a gift from my next door neighbour in memory of my mother who died in 1995, so has a special meaning when I look at it whilst passing by on the way from or to my front door.

The left-hand picture below shows the entire tree, and the other one is a close up of the multi-stemmed trunk. Both were taken after a snowfall in late January.

Liz's Amelanchier, Jan'16 - 1   Liz's Amelanchier, Jan'16 - 2

Liz's Amelanchier, Jan'16 - 3

My dogs, Charlie and Dulcie, make a brief appearance again this year being seen here in front of the tree.  I do so admire photos of dogs sitting obediently and quietly with no leash in sight but these two aren’t as well behaved.

There is much information, and folklore, to share about the Amelanchier but for this month I’ve kept it personal and simple by way of introduction.

Have a look at this extensive Tree Following post to see what it’s all about.


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13 Responses to Tree Following, February 2016 – Liz’s Amelanchier

  1. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day to you both

  2. Jo says:

    How lovely to have a tree with such special meaning, I look forward to hearing more about it as the year goes on. I think Charlie and Dulcie must be spirited rather than not well behaved, I look forward to seeing more of them in your posts too.

    • Liz says:

      Jo, I think that planting a tree to remember people or occasions is a very good thing. There is so much about the serviceberry , I had no idea! C & D will take “spirited” to describe their antics! Thanks, Liz.

  3. Thank you for the lovely introduction to your special tree – I will change your details on the tree following page.
    All the best 🙂

  4. nikkipolani says:

    Hey Liz, maybe if you notified the dogs that they are on Flighty’s blog for all the world to see, they might be more motivated to pose obediently 😉 Or maybe not 😦 In any case, thank you for a nice intro to your new tree for the year, a tree with a lot of significance for you.

    • Liz says:

      Hi Nikki, I shall have to add to my remonstrances to the dogs about polite public behavior that they can also be seen on Flighty’s blog. Do you suppose that would work?
      The serviceberry is a very nice tree.

  5. Flighty says:

    A good post and lovely pictures. The one of Charlie and Dulcie, along with your comment about them, made smile. They’re always welcome to make guest appearance’s here.
    I think that’s a wonderful tree to follow and look forward to reading about it, and seeing it change, through the year. xx

  6. Liz says:

    Mike, as I just noted, we’ll see how well C&D do on display!
    I’m looking forward to paying extra close attention to my tree this year. Liz

  7. That it is a lovely shaped tree, I look forward to seeing it wreathed in blossom, what a lovely way to remember your Mum.

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