Postcards from an American in France: People, Places, Art, Food and goings on....
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Flurry, pink flurry
I bought this ornamental plum tree about 5 years ago. I hired a fellow from the nursery to bring it and dig the hole and place it for me. It fit into the bed of a small truck easily that day. For the last 5 springs, it has had 10 or 12 blossoms and then has gone directly into its burgundy leaves. I bought it for the stunning leaf color but I didn't realize that it would one day go into full bloom. I had never bought a tree before when I picked this one.
But look at this! It is already scattering its tiny petals all around and with the wind of the last three days comes a flurry and drifts of pink, our own private carnival has arrived.
And it has grown as tall as the house. ...proud mama me.