Tree following, May 2017

Liz’s Tulip poplar…Here in Lexington, Kentucky I’ve seen my tree make significant progress as it has grown a foot in the past month and is now well over four feet high. There are plenty of distinctive shaped leaves that start off pale green and then darken.


Note the raindrops on the leaves as, unlike many parts of the UK, there has been a lot of rain here recently, so much that it has caused severe flooding in places.

My usual thanks to Mike for letting me guest post.


Flighty’s Dogwood (Cornus)…This tree has really filled out since last month but the numerous flower buds have yet to start opening.






What is apparent is that that the lack of water here has affected this tree as a few of the leaves are already starting to go red which they don’t normally do until the autumn.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following.

Have a good weekend!


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25 Responses to Tree following, May 2017

  1. Jo says:

    Such a big difference in both trees this month. We’re forecast rain over the next few days, it’s definitely needed.

  2. Carrie Gault says:

    I do love a dogwood 🙂 xx

  3. Everything looks very green and leafy, for both of you.
    I do love the “saddle” shape of the tulip tree leaves.
    And here in South Wales it’s just starting to rain. Hope it reaches your dogwood, too, Flighty.
    All the best 🙂

    • Liz says:

      Pat. The leaf is unusual, it sort of reminds me of ginkgo leaves, but tulip poplars are certainly faster growers than the stately ginkgo. Thanks, Liz

    • Flighty says:

      Pat it’s always good to at this time of year.
      It’s a very distinctive shape isn’t it.
      There was overnight rain here which was most welcome.
      Thanks, and to you too. xx

  4. nikkipolani says:

    Here, we are seeing the same kind of difference you and Flighty are seeing, Liz — that rain is a tremendous boost to growth. In Southern California, we must irrigate from May to October when no rain is expected and plants just don’t thrive the way they do when there’s rain. Thanks for sharing — both of you.

    • Liz says:

      Nikkipolani, I remember the same weather pattern when we lived in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1980s. No rain from May to October and all the grass turned brown! It took some getting used to. Liz

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki there’s been some welcome rain here at long last. That’s a long time with no, or very little, rain. You’re welcome. xx

  5. A self seeded dogwood was the first thing I planted in position in my garden and it’s really big now. They are quite drought resistant! xx

  6. snowbird says:

    I hope the recent rain helps that dogwood and get it flowering. I’m amazed to hear that Tulip poplar really has grown a foot in a month! Gosh!xxx

  7. Erika says:

    I like the unusual shape of the tulip popular leaves.

  8. Hollis says:

    I also find the tulip poplar leaf shapes so interesting–not like anything I’m familiar with. I’m looking forward to seeing the dogwood in bloom, with so many buds 🙂

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