The few flowering trees we have so far seemed to have made it though their second winter on Lithos in Hollis America.
The Magnolia was the first to bloom the week of the 21st of April. It filled the yard with a heavenly aroma for several days. These flowers are quite short lived, but magnificent.
Then the following week this one bloomed, whos name is no longer legible on the tag, so I can't name for you. If you recognize it please remind me! The flowers are tiny. I believe it produces some sort of little fruit that birds enjoy. We attempted to make that a priority with the first batch of trees (magnolia excepted-that was just because I've always wanted one).
The Crabapples should have bloomed next, before their leaves were much more than buds. They never did. And here it is May 17th!
This next one is the Mountain Ash, another with a fruit that birds like.
Dan is working on the landscaping around the shop today--which means he is also working on my carriage trial surface. He is sticking his tongue out me as he drives another load of sand up the hill, can you see that? What a brat. I think he thinks I should be working too instead of snapping photos.
Here next is the Potato Chip Tree, thusly called due to the fact that I cannot read it's tag anymore either and because it makes these little seed chip things that look like little green potatoe chips. If you can help me out with this name please do. The japanese bettles are hard on this one in mid summer!
Also, we may have some heirloom apples. A friend of ours is into apple trees, especially old and exotic varieties. He took a grafting class and gave us three of the products. The picture did not come out well, but you can see a couple of little buds starting to open. unfortunately they are part of the root stock below the graft and had to be plucked off. It will be several more weeks till we will know if the trees will make it. So far there is not much growth happening above the grafts.