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Here and now and a nod to the future.

13 July 2017 20:09:23

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New foliage unfurling can be extremely attractive and the first photo showing R. polar bear is a fantastic example. It will be flowering in a few weeks as well, so there is a lot to look forward to.

I have Stewartia pseudocamellia in the garden since 2009 and I am very fond of it. Mind you, it is very slow growing. It flowered the first year after I planted it and not a flower since, so I am very pleased that it has a flower bud this year. I know that Fran has this tree as well, his is probably flowering goodo.

We are constantly told that we should live in the here and now, but at times it is well nigh impossible not to look ahead. The reason I am saying this now is that I think my R. calophytum has produced flower buds for the first time, so if I am right, there is some treat in store next spring or early summer.


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Jackie Jackie 13 July 2017 20:22:39

The excitement is great when these things happen Sean!! I love all three photos and they all have their own special 'look' . Sometimes I find that plants, shrubs etc often look just as nice before they actually explode into colour etc!  


fraoch fraoch 13 July 2017 22:22:28

That fresh foliage is lovely. Hope that is a flower bud!


accsean accsean 13 July 2017 22:27:28

Thanks Jackie and Fraoch. Rhodo buds can fool you, but I would be fairly sure it is a flower bud.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 July 2017 22:40:02

A fantastic bark on the Stewartia, beautiful tree.


accsean accsean 13 July 2017 22:53:17

Thanks Mary, I am looking forward to it maturing over the years.


Michele Maria Michele Maria 19 July 2017 10:32:24

I hope your patience is rewarded.

 


accsean accsean 19 July 2017 12:53:25

Thanks a million, Michele.


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