Do you know what type of bud this is?
If you guessed Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata), you are right! No, this photo wasn't taken in my garden recently. Actually, it was from early May of last year.
So much promise in a bud of any type, but Hickory buds are particularly fun.
Lucy at Loose and Leafy is hosting a "tree following" meme, and I've decided to participate this year. I'll include at least one post a month featuring the Shagbark Hickories in our garden, which are so fun to watch throughout the seasons.
To learn more about Shagbark Hickories, check out my "plant of the month" post here.
To learn about other trees people are following from around the world, visit Lucy at Loose and Leafy.