Friday, November 17, 2017

A Riot of Color Contest


Upcoming yardwork


Strong winds are buffeting the nursery today and greenhouse doors are Banging in the Breeze. I become unhinged because the crew is oblivious to the damage, forgetting that every year I lecture them to secure the doors with concrete blocks. Fallen leaves are swirling in the gardens and greenhouse floors are cluttered with foliage mostly brown. The fun colors of autumn are nearly gone and we are faced with days of cleanup. Maybe some day the planet will be covered with fake trees instead of the real, and they will be programmed to supply the atmosphere with its necessary gasses. Surely today's world can be improved, and we just need the mind-adjustment to accept a more efficient earth.

But hopefully the improvement can wait until I am gone because I was treated with a riot of colors this past month. How about a little contest to see if you can guess what I saw? I'll show you 50 photographs and you provide the plant name – genus and species only – don't worry about cultivar names.

For example:

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                        #1 photo is Acer rubrum
                        #2 photo is Ginkgo biloba
                        etc. – you do the rest.

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Send your entry to us via our email info @ buchholznursery (dot) com (not as a comment on the blog!) and the individual with the most correct names will receive a fantastic plant prize.

C'mon don't be lazy. Make yourself some tea and cookies and get to work! We must receive your entry by Monday Nov 20th, 2017 at 4pm. The winner will be announced on Tuesday Nov 21st at 4pm.

Good luck!

“How many would you know, Talon, if you didn't take the photographs?”