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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.

1 comment:

Moe said...

My stuff is just starting to sprout and bud. But we probably are not past the last frost, yet, so it may be awhile before we have any good growth.