Tree following, March 2021

Liz – last month saw three severe winter storms pass across the state leaving the Seven-sons tree in my back garden here in Lexington, Kentucky covered in ice and snow. 

Liz's Seven-sons, Mar'21 - 2

These two pictures were taken on February 18th, and in the lower one the power cable is being pressed down by branches. I had to clip these away to allow the cable to return to it’s usual level. I hope that spring now brings much better weather so that the tree will show signs of new growth by next month.

Mike – Tuesday was a bright and sunny day so I detoured on my way home from the plot to have a look at the Hornbeam. From a distance it doesn’t look as green as it did last month, and close up it was noticeable that the lichen had mostly faded to a greyish-green. Also visible, as you can see in the lower picture, are the yellow catkins starting to form.

Mike's Hornbeam, 9 Mar'21 - 1

Mike's Hornbeam, 9 Mar'21 - 3

By next month they should be bigger and I’ll be able to get better photos of them.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting tree following, and if you want to see what it’s all about, and perhaps, join in, please have a look at this tree following post.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

23 thoughts on “Tree following, March 2021”

  1. This post couldn’t illustrate more the difference in weather we’ve had at each side of the pond. I’m sure there’ll be a big difference in next month’s post as spring arrives and new growth takes hold.


    1. Jo, yes, it does seem as though we’ve had some differences in severity and degree of weather, especially mid-February. I’m looking forward to spring!


    1. Nikki, the trunk of the seven sons is fascinating. We had two weeks in mid-February when it was almost impossible to go outdoors because of ice. So glad spring is on the way!

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    1. Snowbird, indeed, I am relieved to not have the cable dislodged by ice. That cable is actually the one that provides my TVs, phone, and Internet service. Fingers x’d it stays in place! Liz


    1. Andrew, I’m glad there was an opportunity to see the seven son peeled bark. I should think more like Lucy (Loose and Leafy in Halifax) and really concentrate on the up-close surprises in nature. Liz

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  2. Fascinating post as always – and as someone else commented, very different weather.
    I hope the Seven-sons rallies as the days get warmer.
    And the hornbeam is perfect.
    All the best to both of you 🙂


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