The yellow plum blossoms began blooming the next day (below). That's blossoms on the yellow plum tree, not yellow blossoms!
Our one blue plum tree has never bloomed nor produced a single fruit. It's very disappointing.
Just for my own records, this is the list of blooming dates.
Keeping track helps me to know when to expect the flowers to bloom, and gives me the hope of spring. I enjoy knowing that season will follow season in their time.
Just as suddenly as the blossoms open, the bees appear. There's a noisy buzzing in the orchard as they fly from flower to flower, more of them than I can count. Spent blossoms fall to the ground on the breeze like snowflakes.
The poeticus daffodils have broken ground this week as well. These are the last daffodils to bloom in spring; it seems like I have to wait forever for the flowers. All of my neighbors have large patches of this variety too, and in late spring as we drive down our country roads we can see patches here and there that must mark old home sites.
including Clever Chicks.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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