Friday, June 24, 2011

Do you know your trees?

It's been wondrous to see each mystery tree get leaves this year. We bought our house when it was under six inches of snow so we had no idea what the trees in bloom would look like. In the backyard, we discovered that we have two tulip poplars. They are gorgeous and surprised us with blooms last week. (we thought the name was from the leaf shape...!)

Are you able to view your yard and neighborhood as if you've just discovered the trees? Will you take your little ones outside and learn about the trees? If you can't figure out the names, take a small cutting in a ziplock bag to your local plant nursery and ask someone. Keep learning alongside your precious children.