Yesterday, three friends and I went on a road trip to see a Paulownia or Empress Tree, also known as a Foxglove tree, that a gardening friend told us about.
We pulled off the road in a Myrtle Beach residential area as much as we could to grab a photo of the tree.
Right next to the car in the neighboring yard, we saw this bird house. These traffic light ‘doors’ are for sure the cutest doors I’ve seen this week. I wonder which door the birds favor – stop, caution, or go. 🙂
Getting a photo of the tree was a little challenging since it is close to a house, has wires running through it, and we were stopped right in the road. Even though I got a photo of the tree that shows you its size, you can’t really see the flowers. So, I’ve borrowed one from Barcham Trees, UK, that will allow you a close-up view.
The Foxglove tree was introduced to central and western China in the early 1800’s. The wood of a mature tree is highly valued for making furniture, but when growing in its native environment it can also produce as many as 20 million seeds per year. Now, that is a lot of seeds floating and falling in a yard.
Consider this a two-for-one Thursday – doors and gardening. 🙂
Now throw caution to the wind and head on over to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, March 15, 2018, to see doors from all walks of life and all around the globe.