The Refresh series for 2021 ends here, but it may be back next year!
Mexican Fan Palm
Washingtonia robusta is a popular ornamental tree found in the Southern and Western United States.
Tree of Heaven
Don't be fooled by Ailanthus altissima's attractive name— it is an invasive and destructive plant.
Refresh: Crimson Bottlebrush
To learn more about these vivid bee-attracting flowers, visit our post on Crimson Bottlebrush. Photos taken in 2021
Refresh: Walnut Trees
To learn more about this genus of trees, visit our post on Walnut Trees. Photos taken in 2021
Refresh: Southern Magnolia
To learn more about this beautiful fire-resistant tree, visit our post on Southern Magnolia. Photos taken in 2021
With dramatic, peeling bark, Arbutus menziesii can be used in the kitchen, at a campfire, or in a wood workshop!
Canary Island Date Palm
A natural symbol of the Canary Islands, Phoenix canariensis boasts a majestic crown and diamond-patterned trunk.
To learn more about these vibrant flowering trees, visit our post on Crapemyrtles.
Refresh: Ginkgo Tree
To learn more about these ancient trees, visit our post on the Ginkgo Tree. Photos taken in 2021
To learn more about these gorgeous pastel blooms, visit our post on Hydrangeas. Photos taken in 2021
Beautiful but deadly, Nerium oleander can kill humans and animals when ingested.
Japanese Maple Tree
Known to be a "must-have" plant, Acer palmatum can even be made into a delicacy.
Lagerstoemia not only blooms in vivid red, pinks, and purples but also lasts until autumn.
A variety of people use some part of Juglans trees in their daily lives -- chefs, carpenters, cabinet-makers, carvers, and common folk.
The symmetrical Platycladus orientalis is known as the "tree of life" (and for good reasons).
Producing delicious yellow fruits, Eriobotrya japonica can be found all over the world.
Containing a toxic compound, Pittosporum tobira was once used as bait to kill fish.
Ginkgo biloba, one of the oldest surviving tree species in the world, has no living relatives.
Unlike most flowers, some Hydrangeas can change color, resulting in dazzling ombres of pink, purple, and blue.
One of the oldest tree species in the world, Magnolia grandiflora is a traditional Asian herbal medicine.
Pride of Madeira
With dramatic cone-shaped flowers, Echium candicans is poisonous when eaten.
One of the most well-known plants native to Australia, Callistemon citrinus can produce a natural red dye.