Friday, April 25, 2008

Cercis canadensis 'Alba'

A quick note this morning since this is our opening day for the season and there's still lots to do. This is the white flowered form of our native Redbud. We have one in the yard right now, only a few years old, but covered with bloom today. Most Redbuds seem to be short lived trees, at least compared to something like and oak or maple (the maples in our front yard are almost as old as our house which was build in the 1860s). They get wonderful gnarly trunks if they do manage to get old, though. More on Redbuds tomorrow.

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