Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Foliage


Get to Green-Wood to check out the fall foliage while the colors are at their brightest.

According to foliage calendars and reports, Brooklyn is supposed to peak around the last week of this month. (Image from Colliding Galaxies.)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Golden Chain Tree


 
Laburnum anagyroides

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chinese fringetree

Chionanthus retusus

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Horse Chestnut

Right now, if you went into Green-Wood and looked at a horse chestnut, you'd see branches with big sticky terminal buds. Inside the buds contain the beginnings of the flower panicles you'll see in spring. For more peeks inside a horse chestnut bud, go to the blog "Beyond the Human Eye."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dawn Redwood

The dawn redwood, or Metasequoia, is dropping its leaves.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Golden Rain Tree

The yellow clusters of Koelreuteria flowers gave way in the summer to balloon-like green pods...




which all turned brown a couple weeks ago.

Monday, June 13, 2011