|Flowering Crab Apple ( Malus )|
The Eastern Red Bud is the most magnificent of all flowering trees in the Spring. When matched with other specimens in the landscape this tree sticks out like a sore thumb, but a beautiful sore thumb. Flowers first appear on leaf less branches and shines up any spot in it's territory. It does how ever have weak crotches and will split at bad spots of the tree leaving it looking awkward. This one here is planted on the edge of a grove of trees giving it a little more protection from the elements. We do have four more that we had cabled together and were still damaged in the October snow storm.
These Orange Emperor tulips were planted on the side of a building several years ago and have developed into a blanket of orange with each plant having several flower buds. Although we should have split these up, they have seemed to thrive just the way they are. We let them die back fully to recapture all its energy for the next year. Also these were planted in very sandy soils where they have had a better chance to develop a great root system to sustain itself.
|Bruce Springsteen and some of his E Street band mates|
It is still very dry and everything needs water. We do finally have a chance for rain over the week end, but we really need a good soaking rain. I'll do my rain dance tomorrow. Also it is a good time to get down step one on the lawn before the rain. Stay tuned for a new poll and preview annual flowers.
Eddie Pags, C.G.M.
P.S. The American Bandstand won't be the same with out America's teenager Dick Clark.