Spring is over but many of the trees are in full bloom. This one is amazing. The gal that does my hair has them lining the front of her house. The blooms are as big as my hand. She said they are a Chinese Dogwood. Pictures, even the ones online don’t do them justice.
My yard isn’t big enough for them but my daughter just bought a house last fall and has a perfect place for one. So – – – with rain taking a breather, we decided to run up to the Brothers Greenhouse. You might remember the blog Laurie posted last November with pictures of thehobbit house. By the way, if you happen to be in this area I would recommend a visit to them. The house wasn’t open but I’m sure it was because of the virus and that won’t be a problem forever.
We asked about the dogwood tree and found out they call it a Cornus kousa and they had three though they were really small. In the mean time we saw another tree that was in full bloom and almost 3 times the size. Umm, a Japanese Snowbell tree. I really liked it, and of course being in bloom made it a great house warming gift. The guy helped us get it in the car, not real easy, and we discovered it had a beautiful scent. Again, the picture doesn’t even begin to do it justice.
The kids were at Kris’s when we took a detour home so we could drop the tree off so they even planted it for her and it is in a perfect place in her yard. Like me, she loves it.
Spring has been cooler and wetter this year but the flowers are loving it and next weeks forecast is for sunshine. A great time to live in the Pacific Northwest.