When my dear wife Karen and I were shopping for the cherry tree to plant in front of our cherished Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, we spied our share of pink blossoms and white blossoms.
And we debated the merits of each.
Having visited Washington, D.C., for our first Cherry Blossom Festival just a month or so before that trip through nursery aisles, we were fresh from the beauty of both.
A walk this week with Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle brought me past a neighbor who has appeared to come up with a unique solution.
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In two spots at this house — which may be in Eastwood or may be in Lyncourt — there are trees that appear to be red at one half and white at the other.
I looked closely at the bottom of both, and they appear to have morphed into one root system.
Nice flora if you can work out the fauna.
Do you prefer the red/pink or the white blossoms, and why? Do you think this was planned, or is a happy accident? Do you like the hybrid look or not, and why?>/em>