All trees and shrubs replace their leaves, but evergreens do it gradually. They are never totally leafless as deciduous plants can be. Evergreens can be broad-leafed or needle-leafed. We use evergreen trees and shrubs for specimen plants and for hedges and screens. They are also used for topiary, the art of sculpting living plants.
Around this time of year farmers here in Kentucky remove the flower buds from the waist-high tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) plants. Sometimes they miss a few, like this on, and the showy, fragrant flowers make an appearance. Click to download a large of version (800x600) of this beautiful burley blossom from my home state of Kentucky (which is also preparing to re-enter the commercial hemp, Cannabis sativa market).
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