Winning entries in the first Carolina Children's Garden photo contest, "Lenticels in the Lens," were displayed in a gallery at the Sandhill Farmer's Market on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011. Passers-by admired the many wonderful submissions, and many asked that all-important question--"What is a lenticel, anyway?"
In short, a lenticel is a plant's pore-like structure that allows gas exchange. Read more about them here, then go take a look at a tree in your neighborhood. Trees in the rose family, like cherries and apples, often have prominent lenticels that are easy to observe.
|Jimmy Parrott, a winner in the youth division, stopped at the gallery to receive his certificate.|
Congratulations to all the photographers who submitted winning entries, and thanks to everyone who participated in this inaugural competition!