A Grump Tree?

My DIL received this at a holiday party gift exchange. A Grump Tree is a Lemon Cypress tree.

Instagram account @TraderJoesList announced the highly-anticipated arrival of the Trader Joe’s Grump Trees on Nov. 11, noting that each tree, wrapped in a red burlap sack (à la the Santa Claus toy sack the Grinch hauls with him around Whoville), topped with a sparkly Christmas ornament, and adorned in red ribbon, is selling for $8.99.”

Grump tree says it will grow fifteen to thirty feet tall and twenty feet wide
if planted in the right location (California?)

Granddaughter Anna Tree Update

Anna was guest blogger on Oct 18th-you can see her gorgeous fall tree from that post on her campus in the third photo.

She texted me tree photos on Monday and today. She’s guest blogger today with a tree update.

A tree study. Why is this season called FALL?

Wednesday October 26th
Monday Oct 23rd. She texted Tree losing leaves

Why is it called a Buckeye?

“….name from the whitish scar found on each brown seed. It is said to give the seed the appearance of a deer’s eye.” Link on Yellow Buckeye below

Everything about them is toxic. If you want to plant one, click here Also called a horse chestnut. It’s Ohio’s State Tree.

I took these photos in Ohio earlier in the month. I didn’t know there were different types of buckeye trees. There are several types Ohio, Yellow and California are a few.

Here’s the Yellow Buckeye on a street parallel to Laura‘s.

Charlie opens one
Buckeye Tree
2023 blog photo Ohio Buckeye Tree in Ohio Yard

If you want to make a peanut butter/chocolate candy called BUCKEYES the recipe is here

Marlene made these for Anna’s graduation party.

Ruffled Mushrooms on a Rotting Stump

You know I’m fascinated by fungi. No, this is not to eat! but there so many varieties and different ways they grow. They’re found in unexpected places. This crop on a rotting stump.

A Google image search says it might be this type of ruffled mushroom.

Trichaptum abietinum is a species of poroid fungus in the order Hymenochaetales. It is saprophytic, growing from dead conifer wood. The white-gray cap is 1–4 cm wide and usually no more than .5 thick, shelved and fanlike, with brownish and leathery flesh. The spores are white, cylindrical, and smooth. Wikipedia