For us, the first half of May has been significantly colder than the historical norm, which has slowed down springs’ arrival. Then we had a month’s worth of rain in five days. As of Tuesday spring finally seems to be here to stay, which means that our redbud tree is bursting with colour!


Spare beauty

Spare beauty

I pruned our redbud tree a few weeks ago. In tree years the tree has grown from 3 to six feet and graces us with glorious colour every year. It needed pruning to open the structure up a little.

Faye read that you can bring a limb indoors and force it to bloom. Indeed that is happening. The buds have swelled noticeably, already adding welcome colour to our late winter household.