Friday, April 03, 2009
Deciduous Leaf Day
Very few plants in my garden are deciduous. This one is lemon verbena, Aloysia triphylla. This winter's quality of cold resulted in a fully leafless dormancy (not always the case) and both the young one and the old gnarled tree-like one out back are just now leafing out. It's weird around here-- with spring- (almost summer-) like weather in full swing for months now-- to see leafless trees. Some plants rely on cues other than our perception of the seasons to regulate their growth cycles.