Liz…As the black walnut tree that I’ve been following here in Lexington, Kentucky is unchanged from last month here’s an interesting use for the nuts.
This picture shows several have been incorporated into the base and sides of a miniature house which is part of an annual Christmas display that is held at the Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The work is done by artisans at Applied Imagination, Alexandria, Kentucky. They use found materials such as nuts, dried leaves, seeds and twigs for their buildings. There are about twenty exhibits around the US, and one in Canada, and there was a TV programme on the magnificent display at the New York Botanic Gardens.
Mike…Following on from from last month the medlars trees are now bare.
It was noticeable that the ripe fruit on the trees had been eaten by birds, and there was little sign of any fallen fruit within a few days.
Liz kindly sent me this medlar jelly webpage link, which she found interesting and funny.
Our usual thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following. She has confirmed that she’ll be continuing to do so next year, and if you want to see what it’s all about, and maybe even follow one, please click on the link over on the right-hand side.
Have a good weekend!