45mph Spring Tour

What a terrific and terrible spring! To have so much blooming at once is gorgeous but "spending our April and May color" ahead of time. Hope you're enjoying it. It's all we can do.

(Except for the extreme close-ups in this photo tour, you're looking at these plants as we shot them, from the road.)

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick. (Note to D.S.: We really didn't drive into your yard to take this photo.)

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick. (Note to D.S.: We really didn't drive into your yard to take this photo.)

Ornamental cherry, quite likely a Sargent cherry.

Ornamental cherry, quite likely a Sargent cherry.

Red maples which are colorful because of the old flowers and newly developing seeds.

Red maples which are colorful because of the old flowers and newly developing seeds.

Norway maples. Usually they bloom later, when there is so much new foliage around on neighboring plants, that their blooms pass for another tree leafing out  yellow-green. Coming this early, they are striking people as "What is that yellow blooming tree?!"

Norway maples. Usually they bloom later, when there is so much new foliage around on neighboring plants, that their blooms pass for another tree leafing out yellow-green. Coming this early, they are striking people as "What is that yellow blooming tree?!"

Callery pears, so wide in form that they are most likely the variety Bradford.

Callery pears, so wide in form that they are most likely the variety Bradford.

Saucer magnolia

Saucer magnolia

 See these magnolias plus frost...

Pear tree (left) and red maple (right)

Pear tree (left) and red maple (right)

Weeping willow

Weeping willow

Serviceberry

Serviceberry

Weeping cherry

Weeping cherry

Ornamental cherry, probably a 'Kwanzan' type.

Ornamental cherry, probably a 'Kwanzan' type.

from left to right weeping cherry (probably a 'Pendula' on a short standard), saucer magnolia, Norway Maple

from left to right weeping cherry (probably a 'Pendula' on a short standard), saucer magnolia, Norway Maple

Newport plum

Newport plum

What's your guess?

What's your guess?

Red Bud

Red Bud

Quince

Quince

Sugar maple

Sugar maple

Box elder maple

Box elder maple

Star magnolia

Star magnolia

Callery pear different from Bradford with a more upright shape.

Callery pear different from Bradford with a more upright shape.