Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Cherries are coming, the Cherries are coming

These Cherries are in research fields along Valley Road. Many, many, many different taxa of different sizes, shapes, and colors that flower at different times make this a most interesting planting. It's great fun to watch; five days ago there was no color showing and look at these pictures. Wow.

It's been a good season for spring-flowering trees and shrubs generally. There was plenty of moisture last season for good bud set and the winter was okay except for the snow. There was plenty of moisture and the temperatures were mild in a good way; despite the snow it was a fairly warm winter. Spring so far has been good too; warm and sunny enough to bring the flowers out but not hot enough to rush them through their life cycle. If you're local, try to get out this weekend or next.

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