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Buds: Springs Yet To Come

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in leaves, plant parts, spring, Unmowed Blog | 3 comments

Buds: Springs Yet To Come

Buds, to use strict botanic terminology, are those little bumps on the ends of twigs that no one ever notices. Until one fine day, when the little bumps burst open and reveal the leaves and blossoms of spring that we’ve all been panting for. As miraculous as a chick hatching out of its shell. It’s been a long hard winter, and everyone’s delighted to see the new green leaves bursting forth on the branches—the leaves of this spring, the spring of 2015. But when did the buds start incubating those baby leaves? Last spring, a full year ago. At the base of each and every leaf on each and every...

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