When we moved into this house, there was one redbud tree. DH planted more and now we have twenty plus redbud trees blooming in our yard each spring. And with all the volunteers, we give a lot of them away each year, too!
The above photo is my contest entry, but, just for fun (and because the trees are so beautiful), here are a few other pictures of flowering trees and shrubs in our yard.
This photo shows the way the redbud blooms along the trunks and branches of the tree. The clumps of blossoms look somewhat odd, but I love the way the tree blooms so profusely.
Did you know the blossoms of the redbud tree are edible? Used most often in salads, or as a garnish, I’ve heard them described variously as nutty, pea like, fresh bean flavor, tangy, and/or slightly lemony. Next spring, try a few and see what you think. Caution: do not collect blossoms from any place where pesticides or insecticides may have been used.
Here you can see the star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) and a few redbud trees…and DD enjoying the fresh spring air!
And the dogwoods were beautiful this spring.
Spring is my favorite season of the year.
Not all blooming trees bloom in spring, though. Currently blooming in our woods are the volunteer mimosa trees. They have a large fluffy pink flowers. I captured this photo of one of the blossoms that had fallen onto a mimosa leaf.
The Southern Magnolia is also blooming right now.
The magnolias large, pure white blooms have a wonderful fresh lemony scent.
I’ve rather enjoyed combing through my spring photos. But I’m not ready to go there yet. Our summer has been so lovely with its cool temps and enough rain to keep everything lush and beautiful. I’m enjoying every minute of right now!