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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, May 5, 2013

{Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' with Catkins}

In previous posts, I have shown you our special Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' but never did I show you the incredible Catkins. Just before going on vacation to Curaçao, on April 15, I made these photos for sharing here with you.

  • Whatever stage of the year, this tree is a show case! Look at those Catkins...
  • No wonder that we got a visitor from the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida for some cuttings in order to propagate it. We seem to be the only one with this species and we are very proud of it!
  • You can also find Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on FB.
  • Below post is also a link from a discussion on GardenWeb about this tree.

  • An almost 24 K Golden Dream...

  • All those Catkins hanging downward...


  • Green leaves and new golden ones...


  • Striking contrast with the new and old leaves...


  • Stepping back a bit...


  • To the right you can see our driveway...
  • Old brown leaves fall off as even evergreen trees DO shed!


  • Several brown leaves on the ground already...


  • This photo is taken from the balcony down... 
  • Quite striking for having such a golden touch in our garden!
  • Our bridge across the creek you can see in the back.


  • The tall tree to the right behind the Golden Oak is also an oak tree with young green leaves.


  • Photos taken on a dark and dreary day before we left for the tropics.

The exact same weather, including some rain, we have had seen since we returned from Curaçao...
Enjoy your weekend!

Related links where this stunning Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold, can be seen:
Wow...I think this deserves a thread! Golden live oak! | GardenWeb discussion...
{Lush Green Garden} |previous post by me
{# 1111 - Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' changing color} | previous post by me
{Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' in Sunshine at its BEST} | previous post by me
{Our Mrs. G. G. GERBING Azaleas} | previous post by me
{Our Patio Tiles in the Front} | previous post by me
{RARE Icicles in Our Garden} | previous post by me
{Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing Arrived} | previous post by me
{My Powder Blue Escada Jeans Suit} | previous post by me showing me in front of Grand View Gold
{Our Lovely Lilac Clematis 'Silver Moon'} | previous post by me showing young Grand View Gold
{Our Different Oaks} | previous post by me
{My Silk Quilted Vest Creation and YOUR Opinion Requested...} | previous post by me showing golden oak
{Our Live Oak got a Haircut}| previous post by me

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tree, Mariette! So healthy and bright from tender loving care! I have never seen such a tree. It glows in your garden!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo

    Karen

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  2. Liebe Mariette,

    deine Fotos begeistern mich.

    Sonnige Grüße

    Elisabeth

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  3. Beautiful Mariette! Those details make us happier.

    Marina

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  4. Hello Mariette, What a magnificent tree. Noting makes you think of the south like live oak, and this unusual specimen is a worthy focal point for your yard.

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  5. Lieve Mariette,

    In dit jaargetijde een prachtige gele fontein aan bloeiende katjes...


    Maar wanneer je net als ik en vele andere met mij elk jaar opnieuw weer door die ellendige maanden moet zien te komen van stuifmeel en de allergische reactie daar op,
    de wereld inkijkt als door vet vleespapiertje,naar zware medicijnen moet grijpen omdat je anders de trap niet op komt etc.etc. dan kan de natuur in het voorjaar wel mooi zijn....... maar niet snel genoeg gaan...

    Fijne zondag!!
    Liefs,Ger

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  6. E' sempre un piacere guardare le tue piante!Buona domenica!Rosetta

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  7. Dearest Mariette'

    What a beautiful tree. Does it stay golden or gradually turn green over the summer?

    We finally have trees leafing out. It's been a slow process this year. Some of our narcissi are just budding.

    Enjoy your Sunday............*s*

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      No, this does not stay golden long. It does turn green with golden tips over the summer. But it is a very striking tree all year round!
      Glad that spring is unfolding its leafs in your area by now.
      Have a great new week ahead.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Dearest Mariette
    It's a real rarity you have there!
    Take good care of it and thanks for letting us see it.
    Hugs to you.
    Kaja

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  9. What an impressive tree that oak tree is Mariette. You have varieties in your garden we don't have in Holland. I enjoy seeing them on your blog.

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

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  10. Liebe Mariette,
    dieser Baum ist ein Wunder. Er ist wundervoll.
    Ich freue mich immer wieder, neue Arten auf deinem
    Blog zu sehen.
    Einen guten Start in die neue Woche wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  11. What a gorgeous and unusual tree. Love the last photos!

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  12. Dearest Mariette,
    How gorgeous your Golden Live Oak is☆☆☆ I enjoyed all the pictures and how amazing the color is; I needed to check the word 'Catkins' p;)
    Please Take Care of Yourselves as we can easily guess how much time and efforts you two to maintain for your marvelous garden.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  13. Oh, what a beautiful tree Mariette! You're so lucky to have such a huge garden to enjoy:)

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  14. Dearest Mariette,
    The beautiful Green leaves and new golden in your garden.
    Your photos are an oak tree with young green leaves.
    Please enjoy time you and husband!
    hugs and love to always!
    Michiko

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