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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?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.