This week we continued with the Outdoor Hour Challenge Spring Series #1: Year Long Tree Study. We stretched this study over a two week period so we could observe the buds opening and the leaves emerging. Each of the children have their own trees to study, T's is a Kousa Dogwood and O's is a Bloodgood Maple. We began this study in the winter and will continue it through the year.
First up is the Bloodgood. Over the last two weeks the leaves have fully emerged and the foliage is just gorgeous. I love how the sunlight kisses the leaves igniting their color.
Next is the Kousa. The leaves are just beginning to unfurl. They should be fully emerged in the next two weeks. Kousa dogwoods bloom later than their indigenous counterparts. We have both native and imported dogwoods in our garden. I can not wait for them to blossom, it is one of my favorite spring sights.