Liz’s Tulip poplar…Following on from my February post I’m happy to say that my tree has not only survived the winter here in Lexington, Kentucky but is now setting buds and beginning to leaf out.
I read that these Tulip poplars can grow as much as three feet a year, and we’ll see if this one does. It may also take ten to fifteen years for a young tree to start blooming, so clearly patience is the watchword.
My usual thanks to Mike for kindly letting me guest post.
Flighty’s Dogwood (Cornus)…Despite my looking at this tree every time I arrive at the plot it always surprises me at just how quickly it starts to leaf up at this time of year.
A closer look reveals numerous still green flower buds nestling in the leaves.
I must remember to look at these regularly to see how they grow and change into white flowers over the coming weeks.
Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following.