|Seed Pods Hanging from Kentucky Coffeetree|
|Small Self-Seeded Kentucky Coffeetree - Mississauga Ontario|
|Kentucky Coffeetree Sapling Transplanted into Wetlands BRG|
|Kentucky Coffeetree Saplings Self-Seed near Parent Tree|
|Peonies Sheltered New Kentucky Coffeetrees|
|David Preparing to Transplant Kentucky Coffeetrees Fall 2011|
There are more photos of this tree in Fall 2009 that show how close it was to the peonies, and another picture from October 2009.
[Sharp-eyed readers may note that these earlier posts refer to this tree as Kentucky Coffee Tree. That the tree name is only two words, not three as previously thought, has been noted and corrected as of this post.]
For more information on this tree, see Wikipedia page and Royal Ontario Museum/ Ministry Natural Resources Ontario information page. According to the Ontario site's information, the Kentucky Coffeetree is a threatened species. We are more than happy to see the ones at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens doing so well.
This tree is one of the first to drop its leaves in Fall, and one of the last to put forth new leaves in Spring. There is a fairly short window over summer when this tree is in full leaf, with seed pods, so do make a point of dropping by in late August to mid-September to see it in all its glory.
In Other News:
When will the Rhododendrons Bloom? As Winter winds down, plans are underway to fertilize the rhododendrons and azaleas. It's far too soon to predict what type of blooming season they will have in Spring 2012, nor when it will start and how long it will last. As the season progresses, we'll post the latest estimates here.
Volunteers Needed Spring Summer 2012: With much of the major plantings and projects completed last year, what is needed desperately this year is a lot of help to weed and cultivate existing beds and gardens, as well as maintain the many new beds, wildflower areas etc. For information on how you can help or get involved, see the contact information on the volunteer page.