2010-03-05 / Beauty in the Backyard
First flowering fruit tree blossom of the year
Stopping to smell the flowers
In addition to the recent parade of snowmen characters throughout Columbia, one of the most delightful visual surprises was the spray of deep pink miniature rose–like blossoms of the rounded crowns of Japanese flowering apricots. Prunus mume is a show stopper of the late–winter early spring garden.