Saturday, May 24, 2008
It's a great time of year, time for our Epis to really start blooming. This one lasts a little longer than one evening so I'm pretty sure it is a hybrid of some sort. In the wild they only bloom for a single night. The blossom is about nine inches at the widest. The cup of petals in the middle is about four across. It is quite an amazing sight and makes for some nice night-time photography.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The hound took us for a walk this evening.
After much debate we talked her into taking a little different
path through our neighborhood. We found a quiet little street that
had a nice row of Ginkgo trees. Just as we were passing the last
one the sun was peeking through some trees in the distance
to create a nice scene.
I did seem to freak one person out who was driving by in a car however, I think she thought I was taking her picture.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
I love these trees. I actually got some seeds once from my best friend for Christmas, but I was only able to nurse them along to about 6" tall. Given the right conditions they are supposed to grow to 70 to 80 feet and live for hundreds of years. They have remained virtually unchanged for 150 million years. Maybe next time we'll start with a little older tree. From what I read that would be a better idea anyway because most of the landscape trees you get are male, so they will not produce fruit. (they do this by grafting known male stock onto seedlings.) Apparently the fruit is not something you want to smell laying around on the ground.