While I was putting in my final weekend shifts at the store, my dear wife Karen took a trip to the garden department of our Syracuse city version and picked up her spring collection of flowers for our front-yard hourglass garden.
In the ground she planted them to pretty up the Little Bitty in our neighborhood of Eastwood.
Add to that the bright red of our Robinson flowering crabapple, which looks to me so very close to full blossom.
This hardy tree, bought a handful of springs ago at that very same store and then put into our ground in a spousal team effort, is more than twice as tall and wide as then.
The corner edge peony has taken on its hulking shape, too, and appears to be, oh, one 80º F day from delivering it’s lovely fuchsia flowers.
Which brings me to Cherry Cherry, the small flowering cherry tree we planted last spring, inspired by our trip to Washington, D.C., for our first Cherry Blossom Festival.
She had already dropped her blossoms when we bought her at a local nursery and lovingly placed her into our ground almost exactly one year ago.
Which, combined with the colorful elements of nature above, makes me worried that our pretty little tree will be skipping its blossoming cycle this year.
We did see one little blossom way out on one branch more than a week ago. I thought it was an early stray and failed to take a photo. Maybe it was an only.
Do you think Cherry Cherry can still blossom this year, and why? What have you planted lately? Which is your favorite photo, and why?