The names Shadblow
or Shadbush commemorate that flowering occurs at the time when a fish, the Shad, filled the streams of New England during their yearly upstream migration to spawn.
A Burr Oak Quercus macrocarpa 1 B Shadblow
Serviceberery Amalenchier canadensis 2 C Dwarf Compact Yews Taxus cuspidata "nana" 7 D Cranberry Cotoneaster Cotoneaster apiculata 10 E Purpleleaf Wintercreeper Euonymus fortuneii coloratus 110 F Daylillies Hemerocallus sp.
Rhododendrons and peonies begin to bloom around the plantations, while the arboretum is alive with redbud, shadblow
, cherries, crabapples, magnolias and viburnum.
HAYDEN CARRUTH'S most recent books are Beside the Shadblow
Tree (1999) and Reluctantly (1998).
The agricultural past brought light and space to food-bearing trees: apples, pears, shadblow
, butternut, hazel, and cherry, besides eight kinds of wild berries, which I share with the wildlife.