Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cherry Blossom Time

Late every April the Sargent Cherry (Prunus sargentii) in my front garden blooms for a few days. Yesterday was unusually hot so the buds that had been slowly opening the day before suddenly burst into full bloom. Sitting under it I could hear the bees buzzing around. Sadly today it is rainy and the blooms may suffer because of it. This seems to happen every year. The unsettled weather of the season gives and also takes away. But I shouldn't complain. I do have pictures of a past year's blooms covered in snow!

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Michigoose said...

One of my favorite trees in Connecticut was my Sargent crab. Often it would be hit by frost and it wouldn't bloom. But when it did, OH MY! It was if a fragrant white cloud had landed in my front yard.

I haven't planted one here as I got tired of it's suckering habit...It does have an interesting shape...mine maxed at 6' tall and about 12 feet wide...