Liz, in Lexington Kentucky, isn’t doing a post this month as she says that her serviceberry has hardly changed since last month.
Last month Andy, The Field, commented on my post that The best thing to do with oak leaves is to make oak leaf wine, especially those young leaves. I replied that I’m not a wine drinker but that’s interesting and not something that I’ve heard of before. He further commented A surprisingly good wine that cleared quickly and was drinkable without ageing. Stinks a bit when boiling up the leaves though. Well worth a try. Needless to say I went searching and found that there are lots of webpages on how to make it including this one.
I took a close look at the young oak tree on Sunday and was surprised to see acorns are now forming.
I will now keep an eye on them to see what happens. That is unless they’re taken by jays or squirrels.
Some of the leaves are starting to show signs of dying back but that may well be due to a lack of water rather than the time of year.