Thursday, February 26, 2009

Autumn Olive

This is another seasonal piece. The plant is called Autumn Olive, and it's an invasive in Connecticut. But like so many other invasives, it's really pretty. It leafs out earlier than almost anything in spring, which I really appreciate. In summer the leaves are a lovely sagey color; you can see them lining the highways almost everywhere. In the fall they are covered with these sour fuits which are good feed for the birds. So even though they are invasive, it's hard to dislike them. We used to have one right outside our window in our old house, and I loved it.

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