Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Piper Fascinated By Flowers


The tree in the previous post is a red bud tree in my father-in-law's front yard. I had never seen a redbud tree before moving to the East Coast, and it amazes me how they bloom off the bark, even before any green leaves show up.

Here are some more pictures of the redbud blooms:



If you look in the blurred background of the above picture, you can see how the trunk sort of looks polka-dotted with bloom clusters. It's a very pretty plant - and I am not sure if the term 'redbud' is a misnomer - every one I have seen has been this purply-pink colour. I know my Mom was interested in getting one for their place on Vancouver Island, but it won't growe there - apparently it is a southern plant, and Delaware is at the northern limits of where it will grow well.


Life's a Stitch said...

That is really fascinating, have to read about those trees.

Life's a Stitch said...

Me again, there must be a variety that will live on Vancouver Island. I found a site that says it will grow in zones 4-9. I want one!