Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Ficus macrophylla, Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Balboa Park
Sunday was my birthday so we took off for a picnic in Balboa Park. I will share a few photos with you. The battery was low on my camera so I was not able to take as many pictures as I wanted but I was able to take a few of the Fig tree and a beautiful Trumpet Vine in full bloom. If you have not visited this place before, put it on your Bucket List!
Entrance to the Prado
Casa del Prado Theater. They were showing a Dr. Seuss movie.
Detail over the door of the theater
Moreton Bay Fig Tree (ficus macrophylla)
Planted in 1914, this tree has a 42 foot girth, 80 feet high and 145 foot canopy! I was on the other side of the street and still could not get the entire tree in the shot.
One reason you never plant a ficus close to the house. Look at these surface roots.
Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) on the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center