In this department, we look at what catches driver's eyes and raises questions week by week, and wander off-road into what we can learn there. The newest 45 mph sitings are listed here (below). More can be found by season in Ensemble weekly editions.
Cedar Color Change: When cedars (Virginia junipers) go suddenly from gray-green to burnt sienna, these gardeners pull to the shoulder to see what's up. In this report from What's Coming Up #222 we show you what we found.
Spicebush sex: When hazy woods lead to dusty revelation. For the gardener hoping for fruit from a spicebush.