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Blooms Galore

May 26th, 2015

This time of year it seems the world outside my windows explode with blooms. The apple trees in the garden is in full bloom, the one right in front of the house is spectacular.
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I love standing under it, the tree is literally buzzing with pollinators of all shapes and sizes. Birds of all colors are also attracted to its branches as well, I’ve seen seven or eight different varieties of birds this past weekend. In fact there’s an Indigo Bunting that has called it his home, he serenades me in the wee hours of the morning and all throughout the day with his lovely song.
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As I’ve been driving around this past week I’ve been noticing other apple and crabapple trees. I definitely need to add more flowering trees to the garden. The are wonderful for insects and for our feathered friends. I’ll be researching the best kinds of crabapples for this purpose.
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There’s only a short window of time to enjoy this beauty, so you can bet I’ll be out front sitting under the apple tree enjoying the petals falling from it like rain as often as I can.

Do you have any fruit trees or other blooming trees in your garden? What blooms are you enjoying in your garden this week?

4 Comments to “Blooms Galore”
  1. Nebraska Dave on May 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Susy, welcome back. I missed your morning blog posts during my morning routine of preparing for the day. I hope and pray that your time away was filled with amazing things and great memories. I used to have a Crabapple tree in my back yard but it got old and crabby and had to be taken down. The best tree in the back yard was a Redbud tree but after 40 some years it become the home of carpenter ants and also had to be removed. Now my enjoyment from flowering trees comes while driving through the neighborhood to and from home during the Spring season. My urban neighborhood is filled with flowering trees of all different kinds.

    The tomatoes from the basement buckets that now reside outside are starting to bloom and the cherry tomatoes are starting to set clusters so perhaps there will be a tasty tomato in the near future. I harvested my first lettuce salad yesterday from a volunteer plant growing in the path and threw in a couple young onions and a bunch of radishes. My planted lettuce will be ready soon and the second planting is coming along nicely. This gardening year is ever so much better than last year. This week the cucumbers will get planted and both Urban Ranch and Terra Nova Gardens. Oh, yeah, and the sweet corn.

    Have a great day enjoying the wonders of nature’s beauty.

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  2. Kyle on May 26, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Our fruit trees finished up weeks ago. They were glorious while they lasted. My lupines are in full bloom, brightening up everything!

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  3. Chris on May 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Our fruit trees have also dropped all their petals and are now in full leaf and developing fruit already.
    If you do decide to put in any crabapple trees, see if Prairie Fire will tolerate your climate. It has the most beautiful dark cherry pink blooms, bronze foliage and nice fall color. Not much edible fruit as it is mostly ornamental but it also abuzz with many pollinaters and birds, who can eat the fruit. :)
    Your old apple tree is just gorgeous…looks like it should have a swing hanging from it although the stars are wonderful and so nice to have honey bees buzzing around it!

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  4. Jennifer Fisk on May 26, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I only have a Flowering Crab Apple tree which blooms beautifully every other year for a week. The pics of your apple trees are lovely. Enjoy the aroma and then the fruit.

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