Monday, March 14, 2016

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT..

The last visit we made to Trebah Gardens in Cornwall coincided with the flowering of the Paperhandkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata.)   It`s a remarkable tree, named for Father Armand David (1826-1900) a French missionary who lived in China.  The tree was introduced into Europe and North America in 1904 and is a popular ornamental tree in many parks and formal gardens.   It`s at its best in late May, when I was able to take this photo showing the white bracts against the backdrop of the nearby Acer.......


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