Thursday, April 23, 2009

Confetti time

Prunus 'Accolade'
The first, early varieties of cherries have almost finished their blooming. In the evening sun, some flowers were still clinging to the branches, like tired ballerinas after a beautiful performance, not willing to take off their pretty dresses... But soon they have to give up and join their fellows on the ground, already covered with pink confetti.
People often shun once-blooming roses, but who would ever come upon complaining about cherries, that flower just as many times?


Ruben said...

Right you are, don´t look down on the singles!!! Or, rather, look up, down, anywhere for the singles, they are beautiful! /Ruben

nilla|utanpunkt said...

Ja, med körsbär får man allt på en gång, och det är mäktigt! (har svårt att komma på en ros som kan tävla om den orkestreringen). Men körsbär blommar alldeles för kort, min har redan börjat släppa sitt konfetti.

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Such a pleasure, short and sweet. The blossoms in all their glory and then for a final adieu the fallen petals on the ground. Your pictures and words make the heart sing.

The Intercontinental Gardener said...

Ruben; jag ska fortsättta att titta, upp och ner, sidledes - så länge det finns växter och blommor... vilken fantastisk årstid det är.

Camellia, hoppas att du hann med ett glas vin under körsbärsträdet, dock!

Titania, lovely to hear from you again; thank you for your words!

Karen said...

Excellent point! It seems like this was a particularly good year for the flowering trees, or maybe I'm just still thirsty for color after our long winter. The display has really been uplifting!