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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 20, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Fragrant Fir

Korean fir (Abies koreana) needles showing the white lower surface. Firs make wonderful, fragrant Christmas trees.

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Dec 20, 2020 6:24 PM CST
Lovely banner, Laurie, and very appropriate for the season Thumbs up
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Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Dec 20, 2020 6:39 PM CST
Great banner!

Knew it was a fir the minute I saw the white back part of the leaves. I really like firs. They're so pretty.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 20, 2020 6:46 PM CST
Wow, striking banner, Laurie! Thumbs up

Never seen that fir before, but will look for it just for
the scent if not to grow.

Do you have the original image & a pic of the whole tree?
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Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Dec 20, 2020 7:57 PM CST
Perfect for the season, Laurie, and so pretty. Kindly attach the fragrance. A scratch and sniff would be fine. Smiling
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Dec 20, 2020 9:26 PM CST
Excellent banner Laurie!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 20, 2020 9:30 PM CST
Whitebeard said:Perfect for the season, Laurie, and so pretty. Kindly attach the fragrance. A scratch and sniff would be fine. Smiling

Hilarious!
That would be very cool. Smiling
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Fleur569
Dec 20, 2020 10:35 PM CST
Your banner really sets the stage and spirit for the upcoming Christmas Holiday. It evokes the sense of smell and imagination of a beautiful tree dressed for the occasion of celebration. Good timing for good thoughts.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 20, 2020 10:54 PM CST
I could only echo everyone elses compliments. Very nice! Thumbs up
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arctangent
Dec 21, 2020 5:10 AM CST
Wonderful banner, Laurie, showing both sides of the needles is such clear detail. Perfect for this darkest day of the year (Winter Solstice), to remind us that life is all around us, even in 'bleak mid-winter', if we only look about us.
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Name: Nora
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HemNorth
Dec 21, 2020 12:51 PM CST
Thank you, Thank you for the beautiful image for our Winter Solstice Day. Hurray!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 21, 2020 1:06 PM CST
And look at the cones!
Dang! Now I have to get one! Rolling my eyes.
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Would make a great potted Christmas tree. Smiling
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 22, 2020 10:14 PM CST
Thank you to everyone for you comments and likes! And 5 acorns from Fleur!

I agree, Sean, sure wish we could have a scratch and sniff image! Hilarious! I like to get a fir when I go out to the Christmas tree farm. Wonderful fragrance and soft needles. Smiling

I think this is the original photo. I just flipped a twig back to show the underside:

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The cones are beautiful: standing straight up on the branch and often with a bluish color. Unfortunately they break apart rather quickly, so you don't often see them.

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I hope you all have a great Christmas! Smiling
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 22, 2020 10:50 PM CST
Awesome plant. Thumbs up
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