Solve, create, share and talk about jigsaw puzzles

Bradford Pear leaves.

20pieces
30comments
132solves
Solve puzzle

Comments

Add new comment
chickiemama

I just got back from town and the green leaves are already fading a bit and there are more leaves fallen. I might have to cut a new bunch for tomorrow.

morris186

They really look nice! Get some lacquer spray, we can sell these along with the rocks!

Robbiel

Hey chickie, I see you ran and left distant cousin 45 times removed for the pan!! Good thinking!

chickiemama

Good question morris. Don't have any lacquer spray on hand. If they fall off before tomorrow, I can just go out and cut some more.

Yep, turkey in the pan. ( :

morris186

Oh yeah, the Turkey is in the pan ?

morris186

Just a thought. Could you spray them with some kind of a lacquer tu make them last, chickie?

chickiemama

Not sure with the pear leaves chookies. There were 3 under the arrangement this morning. Sassafrass leaves last a long time.

Thank chookies, Celeste and Hanne.

Elfie

A beautiful bouquet!! Thanks so very much Sandy!

CelesteH

What a cool idea with some branches.. Wonderful colors :)

chookies

How long will they last in the vase before the leaves start to drop, chickie? Makes for a perfect arrangement!!

chickiemama

Thank you punkie. Cheaper than flowers.

pumpkinhead

They make a beautiful bouquet.

chickiemama

Thank you Jack.

jacquescamus

yeah, love it!

chickiemama

Thank you morris.

morris186

Looks very nice!!

chickiemama

Thank you morris. I was trying to take close-up pics of them and got the idea. Close-up didn't turn out. I have brought sassafras leaves in before.

morris186

Aren't you the creative one! Nice arrangement, chickie!

texasstar7

Interesting arrangement, and I like to bring them inside too. The Bradford Pear, as I've said before, is called a "trash tree", and is very short lived and just what Robbie said. They are beautiful in spring and fall, and are abundant around here. Probably because we don't get much ice. We do, however get a lot of wind, and the nurserymen here preach not to plant them.

chickiemama

Thank you so much Ank.

puzzeljac

Well I don't know a thing about that Pears. I just know that I love their leaves and your puzzles.

chickiemama

Ya know roseheather, Cleveland Pear rings a bell. The tree I had in northern Illinois was a Bradford Pear and ice or snow knocked the top right out of it. I tried to look it up in my receipts, but couldn't find it. But I do remember going to the local nursery here and that is where I first learned of the Cleveland Pear.
Thank you for your comments roseheather and gemstone.

gemstone

I had never heard of the Bradford Pear until someone mentioned it on a previous puzzle...guess there aren't too many in the "north". Interesting to read Robbie's research and I agree...beautiful foliage.

roseheather

Robbiel and Chickiemama --

I just read Robbiel's post and the Bradford pear is not a good one for the northern parts of the US, however, there is another variety of the beautiful pear tree and it is the Cleveland Select.

My nephew put me wise to this one because it has been "engineered", so to speak, to withstand wind and weather better than the Brandford Pear. My nephew lives near Rochester, NY where there is usually a lot of snow and gusty winds. Our town, in the western Great Lakes area, is putting the Cleveland Select into our downtown area. Thought you might like this info too. ; )

roseheather

Beautiful! Thank you.

chickiemama

Thank you snooker.

chickiemama

Thank you for your research Robbie. I appreciate all that I learn through you. I know what you are saying. The slightest amount of ice will knock out the middle. I will enjoy it as long as it survives. They are all over here and keep the show going when everything else has lost it's leaves in the Fall. I am happy for you to comment on my puzzles anytime you want.

snooker

Makes a lovely arrangement.

Robbiel

Hi chickie, I just spent the last 20 minutes reading about these trees again and most of it is negative. They do say that the fall leaves are spectacular, just as you are showing us today and the flowers are beautiful in the spring. However the average lifespan is about 15 years, up to 20 if you prune and use rope supports. They grow very fast and produce lots of foliage which in turn make them highly susceptible to wind damage and split the trees. I went on a bit, sorry, this is a gorgeous display, thanks.

chickiemama

These are all from the same tree.