March 10, 2010

First Bloom

Not of the season. It is the first time this tree has bloomed! Ever. It has been pruned at the wrong times in the past. Everything has its season for blooming and pruning. It would get scraggly and in the way in the summer so somebody would snip at it. Finally, we got it right!

That's the top of the neighbor's house. The daphne (next post) is to the left of this tree.


Gerb said...

Soooo pretty. Is this one sakura or plum? My DH will be in Japan on business the end of the month and will get to enjoy sakura season. I am so jealous!!!!

Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu said...

Hey, Gerb! My sister-in-law calls it a peach tree (momo). It's a fruitless ornamental. Sakura! My favorite although I do love the ume, too.