A nearly native plant habitat garden located in northeast Georgia in eco-region 231 (Southeast Mixed Forest Province) zone 7b on 10 acres of meadow and forest habitat. I’m Karin, gardener, photographer and writer. I hope you enjoy a little taste of Georgia and will come back and visit often. xo!
With the combination of warmer days, sunshine and a little rain my cherry trees burst into bloom this past week.
The bees are very happy! As I walk up to the trees there is a lot of buzzing going on! There are hundreds of them on each tree flying from one blossom to the next. The sun is shining, skies are blue, buds opening, bees buzzing and I am doing the happy dance!
There are twelve of these trees lining our property (we have a corner lot). Amazingly, the builder put these trees in (not your standard builder landscape tree of choice). The tags on the trees identified them as Kwanzan Cherry Trees. But Eve over at Sunny Side Uppointed out that Kwanzan have double blooms. Thank you Eve! So I did a little research and I believe that the trees were mislabeled and I have Okame Cherry Trees. The blooms are the same/similar color as the Kwanzan (vibrant pink) but the Okame are a single bloom variety and the earliest bloomers of all the cherry trees. This more accurately describes my trees.
None the less, the trees are gorgeous this time of year. The show only lasts about two weeks so we have to enjoy it while we can.
For my dear friends who are still under a blanket of snow I hope this brings a little sunshine to your part of the world. For my warm weather friends I am joining you in doing the happy spring dance!