Monday, February 28, 2011

The Visit

Spring is such a wonderful time of year, even the trees rejoice by blooming!  We stopped by for a short visit at my daughter's house.  In her foyer, she had the most beautiful arrangement of plum stems in bloom:

The stems were from her two plum trees.  Aren't they gorgeous?  I'm pretty sure these are Prunus cerasifera, which have distinctive purple leaves in summer.  A great tree to use for contrasting color in the garden.  Prunus cerasifera, or Cherry Plum, or Purple Leaf Plum, is a deciduous tree grown in Zones 4 though 9, and can grow to 30 ft. or more.

From her living room window, there was a perfect view of her two trees.  Planted close together, these two trees looked as though they were conversing to each other.  I could almost hear the sound of sweet laughter springing from their blossoms.  Their arms were stretched out to each other, and occasionally the breeze softly stroked the gentle branches where birds were perched.  To and fro, the trees swayed in perfect synchronization of the wind's easy push.

As I was leaving, I noticed the wind bend the taller tree closer to the smaller one, as if in a warm embrace.

It was a good visit.


  1. What beautiful photos of the Cherry Plum trees! You captured their essence very well. I love the arrangement! So simple and yet so sophisticated. Sometimes less is more.

  2. Christina - Her trees were just covered in blooms! I was surprised to see that they were in full bloom this early. I thought her arrangement was beautiful, too. It really brightened the foyer and brought life into the room.

  3. So pretty! I love this time of year ;)

  4. Cat - I do too! Before I started gardening, I loved fall the best, but now I'm so excited to see the plants emerging, buds forming, and blooms opening. Spring is definitely my favorite time of year now.

  5. Wow.. you have such a way with words! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Your photos are so pretty! We once had a beautiful purple plum, but sadly we lost it in a storm one year. I miss those lovely flowers. Your daughter is blessed to have two of these trees!

  7. Beautiful flowers, and what a great idea to make a flower arrangement!

  8. Lovely! Can't wait for blossoms to be opening here. It is March finally. Won't be long before I'm planting peas.

  9. Shyrlene - thank you so much for the compliment! I appreciate you stopping by.

    debsgarden - It's sad to lose a tree, isn't it? I lost a pear tree a couple of years ago in a storm. It's a real shock.

    Kelli - I thought she was quite smart to make that flower arrangement, too. It was quite elegant.

    Marcia - March is here! I can hardly believe it. Little by little, things are waking up. I'm anxiously anticipating when the garden is finally fully awake. It will be here soon!


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