Sunday, March 8, 2020

Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City

As I finish my final months in Iowa City, I'm creating a blog about trees in lovely Oakland Cemetery.

Check it out: Oakland Cemetery Trees.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Foliage Tour

Next Sunday, October 30 at 11 a.m. come to the main entrance at Green-Wood for a fall tree tour led by yours truly and sponsored by the Indoor Gardening Society.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Botanical Art

Juried Botanical Art Exhibition

November 04 – December 30, 2015

Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 4th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue

For more info, click here

Image: © 2005 Alexander Viazmensky
Cortinarius sp. (Mushrooms

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fringe tree

Chionanthus virginicus in bloom on May 31.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tree Painter Glenn Smith

Meet Glenn Smith, painter of Green-Wood's trees.

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."

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

from 9/10/09

Waking up to go to the cemetery isn't always a walk in the park, but this helps a little:

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.