Now that the sun is gone for a couple of days and the rain has returned I guess I'll have to take a break from all the work I've been doing outside. I did notice how fast the buds on the trees have grown. I think we'll have blooms any day on several trees. Other trees are probably still a couple of weeks away, but they are definitely getting closer!
The apple tree
Pear blossom with a friend.
Magnolia 'Vulcan' A little frost damage, but I'm sure it'll still look pretty.
Pink Flowering Dogwood
There is another variety of dogwood in our backyard, but it looks like it will be behind the rest of the blooming trees. I'm hoping we'll get a pretty good crop of apples this year. It's a 5 way grafted, semi- dwarf tree. The two pear trees were just planted last fall, so I'm not expecting much fruit from them.
As I walk through our neighborhood I've noticed the sweet scent of the blooming plum and cherry trees. I love seeing all the pink and white flowers coating those trees. The magnolias and redbuds are just starting to bloom now too. I know that soon the apple, crabapples, pear and dogwoods will be next. There is an ornamental apricot tree at my daughters school the kids call the "popcorn tree". It's kind of a big deal when the big tree blooms. The kids write poems about it and do art projects based on it.
There's just something about seeing a tree in bloom. I'd love to hear what trees are blooming where you live.