Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Mother Nature Fooled on Montague Street

Warm weather has fooled this tree into bringing forth hundreds of velvety buds. The tree (is it a magnolia?) graces the corner of Montague and Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights -- that's St. Ann's Church in the background. Unfortunately, when a freeze hits (and a freeze always hits) those buds are screwed.

The bottom picture is how it looked last April. Click on the photo to see the flowers close up. Pretty darn glorious.

Photos by MK Metz

1 comment:

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

It's a Saucer Magnolia. Those at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden also had noticeable buds on them when I last visited at the end of December.

Please keep us informed!