Posts tagged: trees
Pleached Limes (Tilia) at Erddig Hall in Wrexham, Wales, UK.
The simplest of tropical gardens with a nod toward an old tree of great character at Bahia House in Salvadore, Brazil. The house was designed by Brazilian architecture firm Studio MK27. No landscape designer/architect was mentioned.
Common persimmon fruit and bark (Diospyros virginiana), at the Virginia Coast Reserve, Nassawadox, Virginia.
My sisters recall with great clarity the time I persuaded them to bite into unripe persimmons, more as a remembrance of my deep and constant brotherly affection, and not because the astringent juices curdled their tongues. If you have never eaten an unripe persimmon I recommend it. The experience is at once indescribable and unforgettable.
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Rodney Smith II photographs starring trees.
Burl on a White Oak at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lovely Old Tree
Pools at nWn Cafe in Bin Duong Province, Vietnam are cooling, reducing the need for air conditioning use. Designed by architectural firm, Vo Trang Nghia. There’s a nice thing going on between the texture of the bamboo wall and the glassy smooth water. Trees coming out of the water…not bad. Photo by Thu Thuy.
The English National Trust last year started making a survey of tree avenues. They estimate that there are at least 500 avenues of ancient trees. The double lines of trees were originally planted to “provide a natural picture frame” for views but now are treasured for their shade and the habitat they provide for wildlife.
Yikes! So are these roots or part of the trunk?
Heritiera littoralis, also known as the looking-glass mangrove or the Dungan tree. This species, within the family Sterculiaceae, can grow up to 15m tall with buttresses at the base of the trunk or ribbon-like roots.
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I like big buttresses and I cannot lie.
Soft and feathery Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) is paired here with a fountain like Carex. Both will tolerate wet soils as well as normal garden soil. There is one catch: Bald Cypress is that rarity, a deciduous conifer. Not good for year round screening. Lovely, handsome tree, none the less.