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Flowering Almond

May 28th, 2014

Last year I noticed this lovely shrub blooming by the back porch.  I had never seen one like it before, but it sounded like what I had read about flowering almonds.
Flowering Almond 2
After a little research on Google that’s what it turned out to be.  It’s quite lovely when it blooms, the long open stems are covered in blooms all the way to the tips.  When not in bloom it looks more like a small tree with long open branches.
Flowering Almond 1
Flowering Almond 3
The lovely pink blossoms don’t last long, only about a week before they are all gone. Now that it’s finished blooming I plan on taking a bunch of cutting to propagate many more. I’m thinking I might try to make a hedge of these somewhere on the property.

What’s your favorite flowering shrub?

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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.