Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Double Flowering Plum...
The first thing to bloom in my back yard this year was the double flowering plum shrub I planted 2 or 3 years ago. It seems like it always takes 3 years for plants to really take off after you put them in the ground. Regretfully, I didn't take a photo of the whole thing in bloom, but as if it read my mind and felt my despair, it offered me one more late bloom. It's such a delicate pink flower, and when it grows up, the shrub will be really beautiful. Here are some snapshots:
I've seen double flowering plums that were sort of pruned almost in a bonsai way. When this one grows up, I'm going to try and train it to me more tree like rather than bush like, but we'll see. If that's not successful, I'll still love it the way it is. I hope that someday when I'm ready to leave this place, the new people look after this yard. I'd really hate to see it overgrown with weeds and not be upkept.