The Cherry Trees are Blooming

The Cherry Trees are Blooming via cottagemagpie.com

The Cherry Trees are Blo0ming via cottagemagpie.com

Oh, I love these cherry trees. I’m so glad we have them at my new house. This tree isn’t mine, it belongs to our neighbor, but I still get a full view every day when it’s in bloom like this.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw this breathtaking tree in flower. I had rented my first ever house and knew nothing about the two trees out front except that they were enormous, nearly fifty feet tall. A friend identified them as flowering cherries, so as the rest of the neighborhood trees bloomed, I waited and waited. By the end of April, when other trees were finished and leaves began to appear, I gave up on having flowering trees.

A few warm days later, as I drove up the road to the house, I nearly wrecked my car. The two trees, which I now know were two of the largest “Kwanzan” I had ever seen, had bloomed in entirety, creating a canopy of pink frills. Later, when the bloom was finished and the snowfall of petals covered the yard in pink, I spent the entire weekend watching this unbelievable, straight-from-a-fairytale show, waiting for the elvish lady or medieval princess that was sure to appear at any moment. Those trees won my heart that year and I have loved them ever since.

I have added a little informational sheet (and a bunch of pictures) to my gardening section, if you want to check it out: Kwanzan Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)

~Angela :-)

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Comments

  1. Lynne Laura says:

    Hi Angela,
    Thank you for sharing the stunning cherry tree! I just love it, what a site to see, and you discribed it beautifully. I would love to be under it’s canopy breathing in the perfumed air and petals falling on my head and shoulders…
    I am still planning on doing the yellow challenge, haven’t had time to post it yet but you will see me there!
    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

  2. Gorgeous! I planted one last year and of course it is no where near that pretty yet, but I am still enjoying it.

  3. Wow, not only is the tree beautiful but your photographs of it are breathtaking! I really love that first photo!

  4. Beautiful! I’ve seen a few of these around town and never knew what they were. Thanks for the info!
    I’m going to try to get my yellow pictures taken today! Oh, and I was so sad to see Brooke go home last night. Poor thing.

  5. RoseMarie says:

    I need one of those trees, they are stunning. As always I love visiting your blog. Hummm the yellow challenge, I think I can do that. Does it have to be just yellow or can other colors in the same room be in the picture?

  6. Absolutely stunning! And what beautiful photography.

  7. I love your cherry tree. My life giving one is Mt Fuji which is white and has just struggled through our drought here in Victoria in the land of Oz.
    We had the lowest rainfall in 11 years in April and this is the second/third drought year. I think I have lost a variegated tulip tree which takes years to flower, so am watching the Mt Fuji closely. I just adore the hanging clusters of white flowers.
    But May has started with rain. Quite a lot of it for us. So I am feeling almost hopeful about Spring at least. Here at the end of Autumn.

  8. GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing these beautiful trees AND photos!
    xo,
    Kim

  9. Your beautiful trees… and your sweet description won my heart. I so enjoy your blog. I hope to participate in the yellow challenge.. what a pleasure to see the pretty green insulator, my sweet daddy’s favorite collectible….

  10. What a gorgeous tree! Those double pink blooms are amazing.
    “…like tiny floral dresses.” Love that description.
    Kimberly :)

  11. Magnificent photos! The trees are stunning! Warm wishes Eleanor

  12. Wow that tree is simply stunning, no wonder you fell in love with them.
    Cheers Linda

  13. I have never seen such a beautiful tree. It almost doesn’t look real. I came here from My Romantic Home. Enjoyed seeing the beautiful pictures of her home.

  14. Theresa N says:

    Beautiful tree, wish I had room to plant one in my yard.

  15. Michele says:

    Your pictures make me want to garden in a big way!!! I only have a teeny tiny apartment balcony without much sun. Any ideas?
    Michele
    luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

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