March 3, 2021 § 6 Comments
Palm Fruits © Lynn Wiles 2021
My parlor palm is fruiting for the first time. Supposedly I could plant the fruits and have many palms. Once again, my houseplants like the fact that all the trees have been cut down, I do not.
October 13, 2018 § Leave a comment
Flower before Fruit © Lynn Wiles 2018
The spindle trees I usually visit in November were without any signs of fruit or flower, but I did find another tree starting to show.
July 16, 2018 § Leave a comment
Solomon’s Fruit © Lynn Wiles 2018
Another thing I haven’t seen before – the fruit of Solomon’s Seal in my garden.
March 30, 2018 § 2 Comments
Dissection © Lynn Wiles 2018
One of the things that I surprisingly love to do for my botanical illustration course is to dissect flowers. On the left is a faded cyclamen flower with its reproductive parts and the the two on the right are the fruit of the same plant. Greatly enlarged and turned to black and white, all the better to draw.
November 30, 2017 § Leave a comment
A Little Late © Lynn Wiles 2017
My annual mid-November visit to the spindle tree was delayed this year. There were still a lot of fruits left at the top of the tree, but I had to get right in there to capture the few low hanging fruit.
November 20, 2015 § Leave a comment
It must be November © Lynn Wiles 2015
Every November I go to where the European Spindle trees are sprouting their flower like fruit. This year the leaves were more vibrant than I’ve seen before. The fruit kind of reminds me of fuchsia flowers.
September 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
Rust © Lynn Wiles 2015
I thought I’d discovered a late summer flowering on some hawthorn trees, but it turns out that it is a fungi called Quince Rust. It causes some of the leaves to turn orange and produces the orange tubular structures on the fruit as seen here.
November 9, 2014 § 4 Comments
I thought you were flowers © Lynn Wiles 2014
I was very excited to go find Spindle flowers, thinking how great it was that they bloomed so late in the year, until I googled and found out that they are fruit not flowers. In this photo one can see a mistaken flower on top and the pink fruit bearing flower-like pods sporting red fruit. Oh well, I still like them and I imagine next November I will be on the search again.