Catalpa Tree Fall Show - November 2021
Another post for the [fall show] file here on the blog - but this one features a native tree that I've grown really fond of over the past few growing seasons: our large Catalpa tree. I last posted about this tree this past Summer, but when I was out on a walk around the garden recently, I noticed that the tree was putting on a nice, yellow show. See below for the leaf color in early November 2021:
Our Walnut trees have mostly dropped all of their leaves, but this Catalpa is still holding on (for now). I've begun to look around the Web to try to figure out how to sow some Catalpa seeds and it seems that I need to leave the pods on the tree - have them cold stratify outside on the tree - and then pick and plant the seeds in the Spring. Just like I did with the Kentucky Coffee tree seeds this Spring.