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Plantidote of the Day 2013-01-22

fruit tree in bloom

Spring is Coming, Part 2

Fruit tree in bloom

No need to explain, right? What could be more beautiful than a fruit tree in bloom on a perfect spring day? Now all we need to do is make it through the next few months. Good luck!!

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Plantidote/Birdidote of the Day 2012-10-30

bananaquit bird

Thanks to Correntian YesMaybe, we have our first hybrid post combining a plant and a bird. Some details from YM:

This is a Tabebuia rosea tree that's in our yard. The common name
here is 'savannah oak.' It's semi-deciduous, losing its leaves during
the dry seasons, and then producing big pink flower clusters and (a
little later on) new leaves, so it's very popular as a decorative
tree. The bird is a bananaquit.

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-03-29

Mystery Tree

This is one of the most amazing trees around my area. It is massive, it blooms profusely, and has the best "let me climb a tree" trunk systems.

I have no idea what it is, possibly a Cherry, but I can't figure out which.

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-05-17

mystery tree

Mystery tree

A very common tree used for privacy screening here in Zone 10. The trees are fairly big, ten to twelve feet tall usually, and about half as wide. The leaves are like a ficus benjamina, maybe a bit bigger. Every spring, all the trees are covered with clusters of tiny white flowers that grow in cone shapes, like lilacs. They have a vague sweet fragrance, but not a jasmine scent at all. Anyone recognize this tree?

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