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Monday, February 16, 2009

YOUNG MONKEY PUZZLE TREE?

Lucy Corrander - Young Monkey Puzzle Tree? - 12th February 2009

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12 comments:

Hermes said...

I love the way you have caught this and the light.

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks Hermes.

I took it in one of those rare flashes of sunshine during an otherwise dull and overcast day - and I think it shows.

Lucy

Anna Rose said...

hi Lucy. thanks for the comment- your pictures are great, thanks for sharing. AR

VP said...

Looks like a monkey puzle tree to me

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks VP.

It's just that the whole atmosphere of this tree is vibrant and fresh . . . whereas I usually find Monkey Puzzles dark and brooding.

Lucy

(Do Monkey Puzzles come in different varieties perhaps?)

Crafty Gardener said...

I saw monkey puzzle trees for the first time last summer while visiting Victoria, BC. Absolutely fascinating.

birdy said...

Beautiful plant, nicely taken.

Hermes said...

I'm pretty sure its monotypic Lucy. An amazing tree in so many ways.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_araucana

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Lucy,
Such a great photo of the 'puzzling tree'...he he. I know nothing of the monkey puzzle tree...but just seeing it makes me want to look it up & learn more about it!!!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hermes - I've learnt a new word - monotypic!

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Craft Gardener

I'm surprised you didn't see Monkey Puzzles in England - they are fascinating, aren't they? . . . But very un-giving.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Jan

Did you look up Monkey Puzzles?

They are unlike any other tree I know.

I'm not sure many people plant them nowadays. You have to be very forward planning, I reckon, to want one because they look very odd when small . . . and are quite substantial when grown.

Lucy

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