5.9.12 Apple blossoms

Last week’s hard frost left the tips of some of our trees damaged. With the apple tree beginning to flower, we were glad to see that it was spared.

The number of  blooms gives us hope that this year’s harvest will be equally abundant.

 With their feeders fully loaded with oranges, a pair of flighty Baltimore orioles showed up just in time to settle in before Mother’s Day.

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16 Responses to 5.9.12 Apple blossoms

  1. Eileen Morgenweck-Schwartz says:

    Beautiful colors and textures. To those Baltimore orioles…there is
    no place like home.

  2. It seems that fruit trees in general around here just narrowly escaped serious damage in that last frost. I’m so happy! Although I have no fruit trees of my own, I’ve grown comfortable with knowing that I can find good New Hampshire peaches and apples. We were quite lucky, I’d say. As always, your photos are stunning. Now for the bees to come and work their magic!
    Eleanor

    • leduesorelle says:

      The microclimate of each farm seems particularly important when it comes to fruit — we’re hearing mixed reports, but overall positive!

  3. Liz says:

    I just love apples but unfortunately I simply don’t have room for a tree – at least not one as stunning as that one. Looks like a good climbing tree too.

  4. Lrong says:

    Beautiful shots… our apple trees are still a bit too young to flower… good luck on your apples…

  5. maesprose says:

    They are just beautiful!

  6. You have a gorgeous apple tree! Mine apple trees are dwarf and semi-dwarf, crowded into a tiny yard. I have space envy.

    • leduesorelle says:

      We’ve learned to keep it pruned down, but am amazed at how quickly it grows back. I don’t think any gardener has enough space ;-)

  7. Beautiful apple blossom-the colours are so delicate. I just have one pear tree but rarely does it get to fruit as the squirrels eat the flowers!!

    • leduesorelle says:

      I’m drawn to the plants that are a little old-fashioned, especially when it comes to flowers. The squirrels did attack the apple tree, but there seemed enough to share…

  8. Sabrina says:

    Where can I find the tree on the last picture? I’m planning a photo shoot and this tree would be perfect!!!

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