If you see a lot of white-barked large trees off in the distance, you can bet that there is a river or creek (or body of water) nearby!
The root beer tree!
Oaks (white and red)
So many oaks, so little time.
I love this tree because my honey bees love it.
Why is it called a Redbud when it's flowers are either pink or purple?
My family told me they are called dogwoods because their flowers smell like wet dogs. In any case they are still one of my favorite Virginia trees!
If you can't get any lemons because of weather or supply chain issues, maybe just get out to the edge of some woods and harvest yourself a little sumac.
There is part of me that really does want to cut a branch of this if it's raining and see how well it works. I have a feeling I'd still get wet.
Eastern Black Walnut
Not a friend to tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants and peppers, lilacs, peonies, rhododendrons and azaleas.
A shrub that loves growing in the muck, unlike most woody plants!