Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blooming Fruit Trees

Peach Tree

Apple Tree
Another sure sign of spring - the apple trees and peach trees are blooming! The peach tree was a gift from some friends about a year ago and is doing well. I have another one that was here when we moved in that is stunted due to being planted in the pot in the ground, a trick I use for some plants with sensitive root systems, but not a tree. I dug it up and replanted it last year, but it is still dormant. It may be another kind of peach that blooms later, or it may be really sulking. The apple trees are Anna apples and are happy here every year, not needing as cold a climate as some other apples. I don't get a lot of fruit yet, but I would grow them just for the spring blooms! They aren't as fragrant as citrus blooms, but much prettier. Some day they will be big enough for me to cut branches and force them to bloom inside, but until then it is nice to see them add a little sparkle to the garden in the middle of February!

4 comments:

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

there is absolutely nothing better than the scent of an apple blossom!

FlowerLady said...

I always love seeing fruit tree blooms.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Only our Aprium is blooming so far, but our fruit trees are a little behind last year, perhaps due to the lack of rain. I'm impressed your apple is blooming though, as they're usually the last ones to open here in the spring.

Sheila said...

I think the Anna apple is one of the earliest apple bloomers, at least around here. We did have a week of very warm weather which may have confused many of the plants into thinking it was spring! It did me!