Petunia Tree

foto © Donovan Klotzbeacher

This sight grabbed my attention on the way home.  It is a sawed-off tree trunk with baskets of petunias suspended off the end of each branch.  In a way, it appears tropical — something you might find in a foreign country where, as a tourist, you expect the unexpected.

I spoke with the owner of Crossroads Nursery in Deans, NJ.  He boasted, “Next year I’m gonna spend $70,000 on advertising.  There ‘ll be accidents on the roadway just because of the sheer spectacle!”

I’d say he’s already created a minor attraction by giving us a “petunia tree!”

ISO 100, aperture preferred — opened up one + 2/3 stops to offset backlighting by overcast sky.


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One Response to Petunia Tree

  1. Jean D. says:

    Hardly ever drive by that way in the summer. I should take a trip over to see it for real.

    The flowers really do look part of the tree. What a clever idea.

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