.. the rainbow eucalyptus ..

Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model,
and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it,
but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides,
according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing. 
— John Stuart Mill

 

062218 blog Little Branch Rainbow Eucalpytus

 

The Little Branch has this beautiful Rainbow Eucalyptus tree in Second Life and the tree is currently available at the current round of the Illuminate event (June 18th to July 13th). This Rainbow Eucalyptus is a 4-season tree with animation. The tree has a colorful bark and a lovely curved trunk. It would fit in with any tropical environment in the virtual world.

Read more about the real-life Rainbow Eucalyptus at Gardening Know How:
The bark of a rainbow eucalyptus tree is its most amazing feature. The bark peels off at the end of the season which unveils new bark with bright colors. This process of peeling causes streaks of red, orange, green, blue and gray. While the colors are more intense on trees grown in its native areas, it can still be one of the most colorful trees grown.

  • the scientific name is Eucalyptus deglupta
  • it has intense color and an astringent fragrance
  • it is native to New Guinea, Philippines, and Indonesia
  • it is the only eucalyptus that is indigenous to the northern hemisphere
  • it also can grow in non-frost regions of the US such as Hawaii and Southern California and Florida
  • the size is generally up to 250 feet in its natural habitat but only to around 100-125 feet in other regions of the world
  • the true flowers are greenish yellow and are not very visible. It is the four bracts surrounding the flower that really show off.
  • in the fall, there are glossy red ‘berries’ and the leaves turn a glorious reddish-purple color
  • birds love it

 

Credits:

LB_RainbowEucalyptus{Animated}4Seasons @ (currently at Illuminate)
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh @ (included in the box)
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A @ (included in the box)
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B @ (included in the box)
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} @ (included in the box)

Myrrine – Fence set – white wood – 1B

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.. catalpa ..

 

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. 
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

043018 Little Branch Catalpa a

The Catalpa tree by The Little Branch is currently available at the current round of the Illuminate event through May 13th. This Flowering Dogwood is a 4-season tree with animation. The choices include 2 separate options for Autumn that could take you through a full year. The tree has a rounded shape with plenty of sweet blossoms. The trunk gracefully bends and the tree is resizable.

Just a little general information about the Catalpa tree (printed from Arbor Day Foundation)

  • the scientific name for the Northern Catalpa is Catalpa speciosa
  • the family for the Dogwood is Cornaceae
  • the size is generally 40 to 60 feet with a greater spread of 20 to 40 feet for plenty of shade
  • produces clusters of large, trumpet-shaped white flowers in May and June with some fragrance
  • if the flowers and leaves drop on a sidewalk or path, it can be slippery so be safe and do not plant near walkways
  • has bean-like seed pods that are 8–20″ long which turn from green to brown as they ripen. These are filled with many 1 inch seeds that are fringed at the ends.

 

Credits:

LB_CatalpaTree{Animated}*4Seasons (Currently at Illuminate through May 13th) @
LB_YellowOrchidtree{Animated}Seasons @
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh @
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A @
LB_Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
LB_Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}

Heart – Hollyhocks – Group – All Pinks 2
=EliBaily= Ivy 02
[ zerkalo ] Garden Hammock – Natural – Adult
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall
{anc} cirque de reverie .9/ nuit / chair double
Fairy – catching dreams by Lilith’s Dream (Fantasy Faire Gift)
.:revival:. garden bench
{anc} ephemera clear.B

 

 

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