Doodads — wild rose, ginkgo, red pine, and ferns

I took a walk out back today to take pictures of the ginormous wild rose bushes with their innumerable prickles and ended up taking current pics of the 3 red pine and the 3 baby ginkgo trees and a few other things.

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This is the brambled mess of wild rose behind an outbuilding. It grows bigger every year.
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This is a small bird’s nest inside of the wild roses. How the birds get in without getting harmed is a mystery. I don’t know why pink is showing up here.

Further out back I remembered where an ever more massive bramble of wild rose is that is a good 15 feet or so tall and took a video of it:

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There are literally zillions of these blackberries ripening out back as well as a few red raspberries. These pricker covered critters are well-adapted to their environments.

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#1 is doing the best of the bunch. For those who haven’t read previous posts on the 3 ginkgos out back, they were all started from seeds. I started with 10 about 9 years ago and now there are 3.

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#2 has had a rough patch, especially after I accidentally ran over it with the tire of the rider. It lived, sprouting from the ground. Amazing!

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#3 is doing OK also. Ginkgo are incredibly hardy. They grow slow.

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#1 red pine has really branched out since a mystery beast snapped the top off of it.

 

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#2 red pine is also growing free form and that’s why I chose this variety of evergreen.

 

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#3 red pine seems to have a traditional growth habit. I wonder if how they grow depends on if they are male or female trees? Further research is needed.

 

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Some really pretty ferns growing out back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    Ginkgos from seeds?! You do have a green thumb. And wow those wild rose bushes! Glad the little nest has their thorny protection.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, I feel bad that only 3 survived as 10 sprouted but then were left neglected in small pots in the yard. I should sprout some more and plant a ginkgo forest!

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      1. Dora says:

        Now that would be lovely sight!

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  2. Your place looks beautiful. Love all the nature!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, yes, in the nice time of year it is paradise.

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  3. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Those birds are smart… they should be safer with all of that cover and thorns… they just have to learn how to get in and out.

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  4. Irene says:

    Mmmh, berries, yummy!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is astounding how Mother Nature provides! Ironically I rarely go out to pick any…

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      1. Irene says:

        Probably the wild critters enjoy them all, then!

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  5. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, my pleasure.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Ginkos are everywhere in the city. They really will grow under almost any conditions. Trees are amazing in all respects. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Such a heartening thought, you seeing them everywhere as you travel through the city. We had some old ones Japan gave to a local foundry for their admin office, but of course when the foundry went belly up, they demolished the complex including the trees and built a big box chain and a strip mall. There are a few growing down at a park by the beach. A chain grocery store planted a few when they did a remodel of their building. Other than that there aren’t many in this town.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I hate that they always take the trees down with the buildings.

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