Wednesday, March 17, 2010
We have an early blooming tree here, the Bradford Pear (they don't have any pears that I've ever seen). Usually, they burst into bloom and are covered with white blooms. Then the green leaves come out and cover the blooms. This can happen from 1 to 10 days after the blooms. This year we are able to enjoy the blooms for a longer time, as the leaves are taking longer to come out. Sometimes, you barely get to see the blooms before the leaves appear. They also turn a brilliant red in the fall which adds the right touch of color to the area.