Thomas Jefferson loved his gardens. But he felt that, rather than the impractical, fancy, fussy gardens so popular in Europe at the time, a garden should be a thinning of the forest to show specimen trees, or practical (veggies, vineyards, etc).
I was amazed by this tree, with its limbs growing on the ground. I was so amazed that I hiked through the branches to read the name plaque on the trunk. It is a Linden tree. I wish I had one.
I don't know what this tree is, because the name was unfamiliar to me, and to my dearly beloved, a self-avowed tree fanatic. It started with a C. I was amazed at how huge it is.
See? You can't even see the branches and leaves, although the shade around my little guy is evident. And since the little guy is over 5 feet tall, that should give you an idea of the scale of this tree.
Happy Gardening and leaf watching, everyone!