There is an old cherry tree in the yard that used to be half white and half pink flowers. Some of the grafted part has died out over the years and now there’s just a little part of the flowers are pink. It’s still pretty neat having a tree with two colors of flowers tho.
It used to get lots of cherries, sour ones, and a couple years ago my friend across the alley collected some and made pies. Then the last couple years there were less flowers and less cherries. Last year there were almost no cherries, just some little hard nubs instead. The birds wouldn’t even eat them!
Having had to take down two other mature tress in the last few years due to age and disease, I asked the guy from my tree company to look at this tree last fall. He mentioned a disease which I’ve forgotten the name of, but he said the tree is essentially healthy and this disease is very treatable. He recommended two spraying treatments of the tree this spring and he said there should be lots of cherries then. So, the birds will love it, and Lizzie, you’d better scurry to get cherries when they form, lol.
It’s still too cold here, and we had a frost warning last night that made me put potted tomatoes in the garage for the night. But some stuff is ok with some cold, like some collards that were transplanted into the ground after being raised in the house.
There’s collards and cabbage transplants both inside the rabbit fence, and so far, no rabbits, she said, as she knocked on wood. These plants might not be big enough to tempt them yet tho………so more news to come!
Lovely captures! Happy spring! I’m looking forward to hearing more news! 😀
Thanks. If it ever warms up enough for things to actually grow here!
A beautiful tree!
Thanks. Let’s hope it can be covered with cherries now that it’s been treated.
We are in Autumn and the leaves are starting to turn. I love the colours of Autumn.
Oh yes, autumn is beautiful here too. To drive thru the mountains is lovely. Enjoy the colors.
Le printemps est de retour est ça fait du bien 🙂
Oui, ce’st tres bien! J’adore le printemps et l’été. Merci de votre visite.