Tag Archives: 2015

Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans800

Trumpet vine
18″ x 26″, 2015
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The genus derives its name from the Greek ‘kampsis’ meaning flexure, curve or bending, referring to the curved stamens of the flower; the latin ‘radicans’ (rooting) refers to its aerial rootlets. more…

Aesculus x carnea

Aesculus hippocastanum

Pink horse chestnut/buckeye
12″ x 17″, 2015

My trudge to town takes me down a path lined with some majestic old catalpas, maples, stately oaks and a couple of younger horse chestnut trees. In the late spring the tips of the branches are covered with small pink flowers clustered in panicles, resembling a candelabra. Like the bees, birds, bugs and other pollinators, I too am lured by the color and profusion of the delicate blooms, contrasting so sharply with the dark green of the enormous leaves which surround them. more…