Monday, July 16, 2007

Guess the Mystery Fruit

This is the developing fruit ("fruit" in the botanical sense) of a common native tree in our yard. We didn't even realize what kind of tree this was until someone walking by the yard informed us one day. Then we realized that the fruits of this tree might be desirable to us, but we haven't been very lucky because of some stiff competition from the animal world. Anyone care to guess?

Otherwise, the first of my oriental lilies, daylilies, and poppies all had their first flower today! It's like Christmas day for a gardener! I'll take pictures the next time it isn't rainy and overcast.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Well, you could probably still take pictures when it's overcast. I usually get my best shots when it's cloudy. The even lighting makes the flowers look good. (Maybe your camera requires more light, though?)

Gardenista said...

Actually, usually overcast skies aren't so bad for photography, but the soggy rain-limp blooms weren't so pretty!

kate said...

hmmm ... I haven't a clue as to what this is other than that it is really an interesting shape. I'll keep checking back to see what it is.

Gardenista said...

Suprisingly, my dad identified this while we were talking on the phone - he correctly remember it from his childhood as the American hazelnut tree! We couldn't believe we had hazelnut trees at first, because we never saw any nuts. The squirrels are pretty industrius!