Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Fiddler Serenades Tree--New Leaves Pop

It almost seems like Juan Angel's (Johnny Angel) music caused this Palo San Juan (Forchammeria watsonii) to leaf out. It happened in about 5 days. These are wonderful evergreen trees, in the Caper family, believe it or not. In the spring, some trees look sickly and start dropping their leaves. We've learned not to worry since this usually signals that a complete flush of new leaves is on its way. Seems odd to have it flower and leaf out in August, but what do I know? I'll have to start keeping track of individual trees bloom times.