09 April 2007

Glimmer the Golden Locust

We had a golden locust back in NC and Mendy adored it, so I got her one in November 2005 for her Arkansas yard. The color in this photo is unretouched -- it really glows like that, particularly with dark evergreens behind. She named it Glimmer. (Mendy also names the roadrunners, woodpeckers, etc) Of course this photo was taken before the freeze. Those golden locks are now dangling like weary streamers... But they'll come back, I hope. In the WNC mountains, the locust loved full sun. Here in AR it enjoys morning sun and seems to enjoy plenty of added water, at least in the these first two years. Those are daffodils, with a couple of faded, remaining blooms planted around the locust.

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