Apricot blossoms

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring is not quite here, but Mother Nature is working on it. This is the traditional day to plant peas in the garden, and I woke up to this:

It’s our apricot tree in bloom. This process is especially exciting this year, because this is our tree’s third spring — the first year we really might hope it could make some fruit. And to make it even more of a hopeful harbinger of the season, last week we had some very cold freezes — in the 10-degree range — just as the tree was budding. I was sure it wouldn’t manage to bloom after that, yet here it is.

Of course, here in Colorado, March is our snowiest month, and we’ve had snow as late as May (or even, on a rare dramatic occasion, June!), so we and our apricots aren’t out of the woods yet. But if … if … just imagine that wonderful fruit.

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5 thoughts on “Apricot blossoms

  1. Chile says:

    The air in Tucson is thick with the fragrance of citrus blooms right now. Many other plants are blooming as well including, unfortunately, some of the allergens!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, too.

  2. Lan says:

    What a lovely sight! I hope the blossoms hang on long enough to produce some delicious apricots for you.

  3. Melissa K. says:

    I noticed our plum tree blooming yesterday! I hope the freeze (I feel one is still in the cards) will hold off until the blossoms pass; this is our only fruit-bearing tree, and I really want to make jelly from it!

  4. jessimonster says:

    Our crabapple tree is preparing to bloom. Elijah and I are just waiting patiently.
    Has it worried you much that we haven’t gotten really any snow this month, our snowiest month? It worries me a little. I don’t want to live through another summer of 2002.

    • Cheap Like Me says:

      Isn’t it awful? Not that I like snow. But maybe some rain or something? I fear it might be worse this year than 2002 … although I am trying to keep all negativity away from the top of my mind.

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