Ponding Part 2…and a Waterlilly

Dan, Tater, Dassa and I returned to the pond last Saturday, just for fun.  (Pit-Pat was at a friend’s house so we will have to go back again sometime.)  The dogs came, too. 

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On the way out of the Arboretum where the pond is, we came upon this very cool "Camouflage" Tree.  The girls loved it. 

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Funny thing is, I saw a show YESTERDAY that talked about this tree (The Arnold Arboretum has one…) and how difficult it was for the Arborists to transplant them.  The tree comes from Asia and apparently does not travel well and greatly dislikes being transplanted…After much trial and error, they figured out that if you kept some of its seeds very warm for a certain amount of time, and then very cold for a certain amount of time, then and ONLY then, would they germinate.  Phew.  It blooms in July.  We will have to go back and check it out.  Cool tree:

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As for OUR pond…we have three Waterlilies!!!  My favorite is the pink one…of course.

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