Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
These flowering Peach Blossoms are the perfect winter beauties! For the past two weeks I’ve been greeted by them each day as I come and go through the front of the house. They’ve been there for three years now and this year’s blooms are much more abundant than last year’s.
I look forward to this season every year because of them. They make me smile when I see them. My boys are tired of hearing me gush “isn’t that the prettiest tree you’ve ever seen?”
They only flower until March or so. The rest of the year they grow leafy and sway gracefully in the breeze. This tree is somewhat a fast grower. It was only about 18 inches tall when planted there 3 years ago, it is now about 9 feet tall. The soil here is dry, claylike and untreated but surprisingly it is doing better than other peach blossom trees I have in better sites.
Finally these hellebores flowered for me after its second year! I put it in the ground last winter and just now getting some blooms. These are the “Wedding Crasher” hellebores from the Wedding Party collection. I also have “Dark and Handsome” blooming too.
That’s all the flowers I have for today. I’d like to leave you with a peaceful image of my baby, Hunter. I hope you are having a great Valentine’s Day wherever you are!