Thursday, June 2, 2016

Calling all plant and flower sleuths

See this tree?



This tree has been here for about ten years . . . a client mailed it to us from Minneapolis, all wrapped up and about twelve inches tall. (It's grown a little.)

We planted it, watered it, and named it Minnesota, for obvious reasons.

We didn't know that Minnesota would bloom.
But he did bloom this year!

Now, here are your clues. You have the picture of the tree up there, and the leaves look like this:


And here are the gorgeous flowers:


But what is Minnesota???? What kind of tree?

I haven't a clue. I guess I used to know. But hopefully one of y'all can tell me?

Love,



10 comments:

  1. Catalpa tree http://www.words4it.com/?p=1982

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    1. Thank you, Colleen! It's good to know! (I couldn't reply via email cos your settings are on no-reply!) Thanks again!

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    2. Sorry! I love to research! Its the librarian in me!

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  2. All I could have told you was it's beautiful. I'm glad Colleen jumped in :)

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  3. you may see worms on this tree....leave them there....they will defoliate the tree...but that is okay.
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/catalpa-worms-zbcz1306.aspx

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  4. DH just planted two of these in our yard - I'm glad to see that they might grow up to be so pretty!
    He planted them for the worms, for fishing ;)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by....your settings were on no-reply, so I couldn't email you. I appreciate your comment....maybe I'll have to watch for them and go fishing! LOL

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  6. Gorgeous tree with stunning blooms. Fun guessing game. Glad Colleen knew what it was.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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