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Redbud

If you are in the Northeast, then you’re getting the great pleasure of seeing trees flowering.  I don’t think there’s a better combination of a flower, color, and texture to a landscape than a redbud tree.  There are two types of redbuds; one that produces a green leaf and another that produces a purple/deep red leaf.  I’m not sure how you would tell the difference until the leaves come out, but when we were looking to get one for our yard, the Arbor Day Foundation noted that the green leaf variety is often called a “forest pansy tree”.  That makes zero sense to me, but I guess they know a few things about trees.  You can sign up to support them and you get 10 free trees… four survived and they are planted together.  Currently, it is producing a lovely show:

I’m gonna miss this little guy…

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4 responses

  1. Great job with the depth of field on this shot.

    April 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

    • Thanks Jason! I was pleasantly surprised considering it was with the iPhone…

      April 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

  2. I planted the Oklahoma Red Bud. It has a unique red leaf that provides some interest after it blooms. I should note that the more sun it receives, the better the leaf color. Mine is in a fairly shaded garden so I don’t benefit from the leaf color all that much.
    Nice shot!

    May 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  3. The Red Bud is a beautiful tree! Nice iPhone pic!

    May 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm

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