The early bloomer gets the glory as this little show-off demonstrates how it’s done to her budding community on one of my cherry trees. Warm weather (75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit) in February after heavy rains has inspired blooming buds throughout Silicon Valley (formerly known as the Valley of the Hearts Delight.) Too few fruit trees remain in a valley once largely carpeted by them. I make it a point to soak in the beauty of their flowers whenever I can.
I fondly remember walking through cherry orchards on windy days as a child while white and pink petals fell and swirled around me as snow flakes in a storm.
Speaking of fruit trees, I see that a brand of trees called “Fruit Cocktail” is now available for sale. They are grafts of multiple varies of fruit grafted onto a single tree. I’ve seen some with three varieties of apples or cherries, and some with pears, peaches, etc.
I plan to buy one the Fruit Cocktail triple-cherry trees when our remodel and addition are done. Instant cross-pollinization!