The back 40 (inches tall)
Monday April 23rd 2018, 10:55 pm
Filed under: Garden

From this three years ago, a new whip trying to leaf out again after being stripped bare every night for two months by Japanese beetles, to now. It survived when I thought it might not and this year it is finally really showing us what it’s meant to be.

And just wait till those cherries start appearing!

Rereading that old post, though, I’m quite amazed that that tree is on a standard rootstock–I thought it was an ultradwarf like the sweet cherry. I mean, it certainly grows like one! Slowly. Huh. While the other one, which is a little older (but has to reach a little more for its sun), is at seven feet. Go figure.

The honeybees were happily and peaceably buzzing in the flowers. There’s at least one on the left in the close-up, down in the petals.

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What a lovely touch of spring! Thank you for that! Cherries *and* food for bees – bonus!

Comment by Pegi 04.24.18 @ 1:26 am

The bottom picture makes me think of a bride’s bouquet on a zoom lens.


Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 04.24.18 @ 5:40 am

So pretty! The weather is only just starting to improve here, not much blooming yet, so this is most welcome.

Comment by ccr in MA 04.24.18 @ 11:43 am

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