Thursday, December 16, 2010

One Tree, Two Gardens, Three Ways

Carpinus betulus (European Hornbeam), as a specimen in late fall, Queens Botanical

Same tree, used both to line a roadway and as a hedge at Brooklyn Botanic, Osborne Garden

I will never forget the lesson I got from Dan one superhot afternoon at Brooklyn Botanic on the Carpinus betulus and the making of the tall hedge at the Osborne's lawn south end. Until that moment, I hadn't thought about hedges really at all and I never would have thought that the trees and the hedge that faced each other across the road were in fact the same species.

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