Thursday, October 18, 2007
Chinese Elm 'Central Park Splendor'
Ulmus parvifolia 'Central Park Splendor'
Synonyms: Lacebark Elm, ‘A. Ross Central Park’, ‘Across Central Park’
I saw this tree at the NYBG and it was quite beautiful. It has an interesting history, which you can read a bit on
One thing about this Chinese Elm is the fact gardeners in Zone 5 can grow it; that is much hardier than species.
This next picture I took at work yesterday. It is the foliage of one of my favorite trees, Stewartia pseudocamellia or Japanese Stewartia. I like the form, bark, flowers, foliage and the fall color of this tree, pretty much everything. I am surprised more people don’t use it.
In the department of having your camera when you need it, I saw this picture when I was dropping my dogs off at day camp on Tuesday morning. It didn’t come out as well as I wanted it to but at least I had my camera to try it. I will probably reshoot it next week when the foliage gets some more color and try a couple of different exposures. Now yesterday I went to check on a garden at a house that no lives in. Well the people do use it a couple of weekends a year. In the morning I saw my camera in the kitchen and said to myself I probably won’t have enough time to get any pictures today. So I left it home. When I got to the house I pulled in the driveway and saw what I thought was a stray dog. Turns out it was a Coyote. We looked at each other for minute and he ran through the neighbor’s yard. I backed out quickly and knew since the road took a turn that I could cut him off and sure enough he out of the woods to cross the road not too far from me. Boy do I wish I had my camera.
Busy day today, that’s all for now.