Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The lone flowering tree
We only have one flowering tree in the yard. It's a Serviceberry, which is a lovely, tough-as-nails small tree or large shrub. It's commonly seen around here in its multi-trunked form in parking lots, hellstrips and other places where it can be planted and left. In our yard it's the corner piece to what I call the "main" garden, and it was a gift from my mother-in-law shortly after we bought the house. That means it has been here for about seven or eight years and it has really grown in that time. With its dainty flowers it's not as impressive as many other flowering trees, but I like its form and it looks great all year long
If you're a regular follower of this blog, you saw it last year, but since it's my only flowering tree, you get to see it every year (whether you like it or not)! This picture was taken last week, when it peaked on Wednesday and Thursday and by Sunday the show was over. A fleeting display, but oh, so worth it.