Orangeglo Watermelon

Posted under Fruit by Bigfoot on October 11th, 2016

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Citrullus lanatus ‘Orangeglo’ Watermelon picked October 11, 2016 in Central Iowa.

Weight 22 lbs 9.3 oz

Tree in the Middle of the Road

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 5th, 2016

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Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) in the middle of the road near Brayton, Iowa.

From Interstate 80 take exit 70, turn right onto 750th Street/Littlefield Drive and go north, turn left onto 340th Street, turn left on to Nighthawk Avenue and drive south until you come to the tree.  There is no street sign, so if you get to the three way intersection you have gone too far.  Turn around.

Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 4th, 2016

Two different trees and two different arboretums that have the Drummond Norway Maple (Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’).   It can be seen what happens when reverts are not pruned out regularly.

 

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Tree at Buxton Park Arboretum in Indianola, Iowa.

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Tree at Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Newton, Iowa.

Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 3rd, 2016

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Tricolor Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’) at Buxton Park Arboretum in Indianola, Iowa in fall.

Not showing pink color and is quite burnt.  Need to see in the spring sometime.

 

Ginkgo biloba

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 2nd, 2016

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A row of nice Ginkgos (Ginkgo biloba) at Buxton Park Arboretum in Indianola, Iowa.

Liriodendron tulipifera

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 1st, 2016

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Very large tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) at Buxton Park Arboretum in Indianola, Iowa.

Chionanthus virginicus

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 18th, 2015

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Chionanthus virginicus at Iowa State University.

Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 14th, 2015

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Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’ at Iowa Arboretum.

Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’

Posted under Trees by Bigfoot on October 13th, 2015

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Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ in the autumn at Iowa Arboretum.

Staphylea trifolia

Posted under Shrubs by Bigfoot on October 12th, 2015

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A nice patch of Staphylea trifolia at Benton Arboretum.