Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spring in Maine (no kittens involved) and my chapple tree


This is my blog and I'll deviate if I want to. 😊

Several years ago when we moved into the house I bought a weeping cherry tree. I have always like weeping trees and cherry blossoms, I figured this would be a good compromise. When it started growing sprouts out of the top of it, I was a little surprised but I let it happen. My husband offered to cut them off to retain the integrity of the cherry stems grafted to the base, but I wanted to see what would happen.

This is what happened.


So far we haven't gotten any fruit on it, but this is the first year the cherry part of the tree really bloomed. I believe the original part of this tree is an apple tree, but we haven't had any of those fruits either, but who knows.. maybe one year I can make a chapple pie!

I really like this tree for a variety of reasons. Bloom, where you are planted, is one, deal with what you have been dealt with is another.

Since I'm focusing on the tree, I thought you'd like to see some of the blossoms up close and since I was walking around outside I took photos of the other flowers in my yard. I was amazed at the number of small bees nestled in the dandelions. Thre are at least seven baby bees in this first photo. Bonus points to anyone who can figure out what the last photo is of.


14 comments:

  1. I betcha the last photo is pussywillow!

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  2. Sigh! Your backyard is full of lovely. AND YOU HAVE WATER! Do you always or is it from all the rain this year?

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    1. it is fire pond because we are all on sewer systems. it is always there, and occasionally we even get ducks in it, but it totally needs to be dredged a bit because the cat o'nine tails are totally taking it over. It is also filled with peepers and frogs, so if our houses burn down, I fear what is going to be the result of it.

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  3. What a lovely backyard ! The different flowers are so pretty ! Purrs

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  4. Lovely photos! Our yard is planted with the gardens of those that came before us; I've only added a few tulips, and spread hostas around when they get too big. I dream of getting the huge, overgrown maple trees chopped down, so we can grow a vegetable and herb garden. Of course, we'd replant with nicer trees!

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  5. Gorgeous flowers! I know they're not kittens ... but they're enjoyable nonetheless :)

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  6. Beautiful photos of all your flowers. I love the idea of a chapple pie :) One year we bought a fruit cocktail tree that had 5 kinds of fruit grafted on it, but it died before we got any fruit. I think the mice chewed it over the winter because we didn't put a wrap around it.

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  7. This New Englander agrees with Summer--pussywillows

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  8. That tree would be right at home at my place! Great photos. :)

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  9. Those are lovely pictures.

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  10. Gorgeous flowers! We love spring! And are those pussywillows?????

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  11. Very pretty flowers. We sure hope those are pussy willows!

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  12. Pussy Willows! Your Chapple tree is a testimonial to blooming where we are planted! Lovely flowers faces you have pictured here! Spring is here and summer is not far away!

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  13. Those are some beautiful flower shots.

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