Saturday, December 14, 2013

Powder Puff Tree


Our self decorating tree is busy this week putting out it's fluffy decorations. they start out as tiny buds the size of a BB and end up as big as the palm of my hand.
The bottom middle of the above collage had 19 buds on the tip of it. It's a little late this year because of our unseasonable warmth.

To view the whole bush click on Twas The Day After Christmas 


The limbs like the one below, are 6 to 8 feet long and hang down with the tips covered in brilliant red balls.
Ready for the season with no help from me. 


28 comments:

jackie collins said...

I have never seen anything like this before! They are just so pretty and delicate, thank you Mother Nature!

Amy Burzese said...

No kidding! So pretty!

Blackberry Lane said...

Really pretty.

Kathy said...

They always remind me of fairies!

TexWisGirl said...

sure is gorgeous!

Pam :) said...

Your free yard Christmas decor is beautiful. I love those trees.

Betsy Adams said...

Love it... We see them inside the Conservatory at Biltmore --and when I see them, I always think of you...

Loved reading about your home-made Latte. I wouldn't pay $5 for a cup of coffee either.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Madi and Mom said...

GORGEOUS AND SUCH A TIMELY BLOOMING SCHEDULE!!!
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Mersad said...

A self decorating tree sure sounds like something that could be marketed. :D

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Grandma C said...

They are so beautiful they could be used as ornaments on a Christmas tree. lol

Terri Buster said...

Very pretty!

A Quiet Corner said...

That tree is AWESOME, Sandra!!!!...:)JP

Ginny said...

Awesome,awesome, awesome! I never get tired of seeing them. I call them fireworks plants. They look so much like our mimosa trees! I will send you a picture or two, see what you think...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

No need to spend hours decorating a tree,when nature does it so well for you. I love these pictures.

Rose said...

How I would love to see this in real life...it is just so beautiful! I bet it is fun to watch it in all its glory.

Muffy's Marks said...

very pretty, and just in time for the Christmas season!!! Have a great Sunday!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

They are the most amazing blooms and the timing is perfect for the holiday. It must be like having a decorated Christmas tree in your yard. All you need to do is add some lights.

Deb said...

beautiful...Mother nature has the best decorations around...

Cranberry Morning said...

What a spectacular plant! The photos are just beautiful. Wish they grew in zone 3.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey you could put some Christmas bulbs on there and make it an outdoor CHristmas tree. sandie

George said...

I can't think of anything prettier than this self-decorating tree at Christmas time. The balls are beautiful.

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Is it tropical? I would like seeds to see if I could get them to grow with lots of mulch.

magscorner said...

I just love that tree and what a perfect time of year to be putting out those beautiful puffs. Fantastic pictures sweet Sandra. Hugs

Ann said...

It's so pretty. Love those blooms

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous. I have never seen anything like it. .

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Pretty & prickly !

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So pretty....

carolann said...

That powered puff. Spectacular Sandra!