Saturday, December 20, 2014

A cherry tree that truly weeps

If trees could weep, this one surely would. It's actually a weeping yoshino cherry from Japan, the kind that produces the ethereal blossoms in spring that star in cherry blossom festivals all over. This week's storm roared through the region, toppling trees and dropping tree limbs everywhere. This photo by Paul Meyer, Morris Arboretum director, needs no cutline. The devastation is obvious, but Paul says the tree, one of his favorites, should recover.

A cherry tree that truly weeps

If trees could weep, this one surely would. It's actually a weeping yoshino cherry from Japan, the kind that produces the ethereal blossoms in spring that star in cherry blossom festivals all over. This week's storm roared through the region, toppling trees and dropping tree limbs everywhere. This photo by Paul Meyer, Morris Arboretum director, needs no cutline. The devastation is obvious, but Paul says the tree, one of his favorites, should recover.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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