Friday, May 8, 2015

THE TREE 2015 # 3 & 4

This is the third & fourth in the series – The Tree – Scotch Pine

Basic information on this special tree was written in the February posting: when planted, where planted, why planted, plant information and special design and trim information, etc.

Then two months ago, March, there were a number of photos posted on the bark of this Scotch Pine.  As you saw in those pictures, the bark is interesting with all the texture and pealing that occurs up and down the trunk.

These three photos were taken the day I returned from sunny warm Guatemala.
Hard to believe that it snowed that day - April 22nd.

This month is a “2 for 1” since I was out of the country for a month doing landscaping at a private home in Guatemala.  There was a recent posting on a small part of that project.  At this time, today’s posting will focus on the ongoing Spring and those plants emerging around the base of this chosen tree.  Later in the year there will be numerous plants having leaves some wide and some thin, some long and some short all in various shades of green. All of these variations add to the visual “texture” of this Asian Garden Patio area.  All hopefully complimenting one another - - and THE TREE.

 Here the hosta and other plants are beginning to emerge
 - April 29th.

 Here we see the most recent photo of the plants at the base of THE TREE
 - May 7th.

 Notice the Pasque Flower off to the right

 Close-up of the Pasque Flower

Here you can see  some of the Virginia Blue Bells in the foreground
photo taken yesterday May 7th.

NOTE:   All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East
unless otherwise marked.
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Photo taken the evening of May 7, 2015

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  1. A very pretty tree! How fast does it grow?

  2. Some difference between the atmospheres in the first picture and the last!

  3. fast will it grow... I don't know if Scottish pine trees as 'Brandenburger Pine Trees' are exactly the same, but botantically they are Pinus sylvestris. We moved in our house twenty years ago and the tree was only small now it is abot twenty meters high and it is difficult fot the plants underneath. But as far as I understand you will trim the tree, as you want a japanese style pine tree. I wish I had done that with it has grown to a beautiful giant pine tree but our garden is only small.