Trees often appear to be bare, dark skeletons one day then full of blossom or leaves the next. I suppose that happens as we’re generally not able to get a close look at the gradual changes once they are fully grown.
Both the plot trees are only about five feet tall so I’m able to see these changes close up.
At the moment the hawthorn is covered with small tightly furled leaves that will now quickly grow and open transforming it’s appearance.
The plum is covered with small green buds which would go almost unseen on a taller tree. More pleasing is the one flower blossom that has appeared. It’s tiny, being no bigger than my small finger nail.
Earlier this week Christine, a fellow member and friend over on UK Veg Gardeners, who lives in New Mexico posted this photo of a magnificent Ponderosa pine. It’s in her front yard and is officially registered as the tallest one in the state at 114 feet. She went on to say…We are blessed to be it’s guardians.
Have a good weekend!