Category Archives: Fruit

A nature lover’s brain cramp

The ripe berries of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) at Ashbridge’s in August. © BCP 2010 I owe another debt of thanks to an eagle-eyed reader who pointed out — ever so gently — a rather conspicuous error in my post from two weeks ago (Tuesday, August 10). I have no idea where my brain was […]

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Amur maples lead the fall colour show at the Beach

Winged seeds glow pink at the bay last week. But what are they? © BCP 2010 Tuesday, August 24, 2010:  Update A big thank-you to the kind folks who wrote to tell me that my mystery tree with the pink samaras is an amur maple, Acer ginnala. This attractive, shrubby plant is not native to […]

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