Friday, March 03, 2017

Fat buds

I've been noticing the buds this week. On the trees and shrubs. Our ornamental cherry is covered with purple buds, and some of them are starting to open. One variety of plum is very close as well, its deep red buds are showing just a little of the white blossom petals ready to burst out. Our big lilac is sporting fat green buds, and this is a "flower year" (it blooms every other year), so I'm looking forward to that.

I have no bud photos yet, but several "osiers" (a variety of willow) are showing bright yellow stems as spring approaches.

The grape vine buds are also fattening, but it will be a while before we see leaves out there. We're expecting a relatively warm day today, then the temperature will fall again to a more seasonable level over the weekend.


  1. This is our earliest blooming season yet, since I've been paying attention to such things (since we moved to this house in 2011). All of the daffodils are in bloom, the Star Magnolias are in full bloom, and my lilac bushes (the every year blooming kind) are budding.

  2. Whew! I thought this was a post about me :-)


  3. anything budding out now might be nipped tonight as we have hard freeze.....

  4. I love the scent of lilacs, but they don't thrive where I'm living. Please, when you have blooms, post pictures. I can imagine the perfume. :-)

  5. mitch, you're easily amused. LOL!

    judy, wow!

    sean, LOL. Not to worry. :)

    melinda, nerve wracking, isn't it!

    emm, will do. :)


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