Lake & Wildlife Meeting Today – 9:30 a.m. at Club Tamarack

The scheduled program is Bent Tree Wildflowers.

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Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a late summer wildflower that has been blooming profusely in Bent Tree over the last couple of weeks. The photo above was taken this year, but my favorite picture of this particular wildflower is the macro shown below, from last year. Click the image below to zoom in.

September 4, 2014 - Jewelweed in Bent Tree

September 4, 2014 – Spotted Jewelweed in Bent Tree (click image to zoom)

 

Blooming Now in Bent Tree

Here’s another plant that originated in China and has naturalized in Georgia. The Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) was brought to the United States in 1852 as an ornamental shrub and has spread so much that it is considered an invasive species. It is very fragrant, and you might smell it before you see it. It is considered highly allergenic, so if you’re having allergy problems right now, this could be a culprit. The second photo below gives an idea of the size of the stand of privet. It is massive (and beautiful) with a lot of blooms.

May 16, 2016 - Chinese Privet blooming in Bent Tree

May 16, 2015 – Chinese Privet blooming in Bent Tree

May 16, 2015 - stand of Chinese privet in Bent Tree

May 16, 2015 – stand of Chinese privet in Bent Tree

 

Amenities Special Edition

The March issue of the official Bent Tree newsletter has arrived. It is a special edition, with the purpose of creating a timeless publication highlighting Bent Tree’s amenities and clubs. If you’re looking for the sections on golf and tennis (major amenities in Bent Tree), just flip on over to page 28 for golf and page 30 for tennis…

February 26, 2015 - Hole 17

February 26, 2015 – Hole 17

An Observation

Yesterday’s post shared the listing information for 2073 Tamarack Drive in Bent Tree. While looking through the listing photos, I thought a couple of them looked familiar. I figured out why. They are from when the home was newly constructed in 1991. But, I guess that is fitting…it seems like a timeless home. Click through the photos below. The color ones are from the current real estate listing. The black and white ones are from a 1991 newsprint article. Same shadows, same furniture, same knick-knacks, same trees, same canoe by the lake, same everything.

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