Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Early bloomer



Cherry Japanese Apricot blossoms...



... at the in-laws' this past weekend.

I haven't seen cherry trees blooming around here, and the inlaws are north of here, so I guess this one's just an early bloomer.

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Updated:
My sister-in-law emailed to tell me that the reason this is blooming before other cherry trees, is that it isn't a cherry tree! It's a Japanese Apricot. (The bark looks just like that of a cherry.)

15 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

I am so happy to see something beside the cold, bitter winter!! Thanks for a bit of spring.

cherry said...

gorgeous !!

LauraP said...

Now I have serious spring envy!

Gail said...

Beautiful aren't they! I noticed a few ornamental cherry trees in bloom and with the low temps coming soon...I may run out and snap a few photos! gail

robin andrea said...

Ah, now that says spring. Beautiful.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Wow, that's a stand out!
An encouragement to see--even if you're hundred of miles into warmer territory.

Phillip said...

Isn't that beautiful? I haven't noticed any around here blooming yet.

Rurality said...

Well I got the ID wrong - it's a Japanese Apricot tree instead of a Cherry, so says my mother-in-law. So, that would be a good thing to plant if you want to get the jump on the Cherries I guess. :)

Ericka said...

it must be spring - the froggies are singing here!

mon@rch said...

So wonderful seeing spring flowers like this!

LauraHinNJ said...

Gawd... gorgeous!

Amy W said...

Those are so gorgeous!! I am anxious for Spring!!!

countrypeapie said...

Oh, I saw these blooming around the UAB Humanities Building on Sunday, and I was wondering what they were. I couldn't figure it out because I knew it was too early for Cherries. Thanks for solving that mystery!

Rurality said...

I'm thinking we ought to get one of these! I love it. This one is planted in a sort of protected location on the side of the house, so that probably helps with the jump-start too.

zavorka said...

well, very nice!
on the Tsukuba mountian, ume are flowering in march, so to have them in this month is relly early!
for us, almonds are flowering now.