Wednesday, June 21, 2017
What you see in the picture above is the first stage of the flower and leaf buds opening.
The next step is the formation of nut-like fruit clusters.
Although these are supposed to ripen in the fall, so far -- and I've had a buckeye in my yard for thirteen years -- I have not seen any last long enough to mature, but there's always a first time, isn't there?
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
This is a Centurion Crabapple. Although you can't tell it from this picture, the leaves are often almost as red as the blossoms. And, when other trees' leaves turn red or gold in the fall, these turn green.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
This is a dalgo crabapple, which produces what the nursery called "persistent fruit." That means that the fruit lasts most of the winter, providing food for the birds. The birds enjoy that. I enjoy the spring flowers.