Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My Poinciana Tree

This is really the first year this tree has bloomed. Last year, there was one branch that had orange flowers on it - and then it was done. It is about 6 years old and it went through Wilma two years ago. Wilma broke huge branches off the tree, leaving jagged scars - and it had no leaves when the storm was over. We were afraid the tree might not come back, but it did. It doesn't have the desired shape of a poinciana because we've never trimmed it the way a professional would, so it isn't as beautiful as it could be - but I love it just the same.

We have to put some medicine on it or in it somehow because it has ants and they are boring into the areas where the branches meet the trunks, and at those places the bark crumbles off. I hope we can do something to save it!! If anyone out there knows what to do about this type of problem, please help!!

Anyway here is a picture of our tree:


pissed off patricia said...

We just spent last week on Sanibel Island. On the way over we went through Ft. Myers. Their trees were in full bloom and almost beyond belief. Since we have had a year minus hurricanes, everyone of them seemed to be happy and blooming because of that.

Susan Humeston said...

I'm going to have to take another picture because it is MUCH brighter - more flowers this week! And may we have another year minus hurricanes!!