Spring has sprung—with buds and blooms abounding.

horse-chestnut bud

five-fingered leaves and candle of buds

just opened bud

Spring is a wonderful time of discovery to see how Mother Nature uses her many paint brushes of color and drawing pencils of architectural design. Patterns and shades of color are everywhere. Watch the huge horse-chestnut bud as it opens to disclose its 5-fingers leaves and candles of buds. See the first tiny yellow flowers peeking out of a fairy bell bud. Marvel at the intricacy of ¬†simple apple blossoms and the bottle brush shape of dwarf witch alder flowers. You can see all of the world’s wonders in a tiny Ipheon flower. Enjoy! (Run ¬†your cursor over the photos to see more information.)

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5 thoughts on “Spring has sprung—with buds and blooms abounding.

    • Hi Rod, thanks for the good info. My horse chestnut, which has pink flowers, is probably a cultivar of our native, but it has never produced any nuts. Do they taste like regular chestnuts? I’ve had chinkapin nuts, they are good and sweet.

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