After a long, cold spring, temperatures suddenly shot up and things began to bloom like crazy in the past few days (including apples!). An orchard grower mentioned to me that cool springs often result in a compressed flowering season when things finally do warm up, so we might see a very brief period of bloom.
I’ve been posting on what’s flowering throughout the season (last week’s post is here), and I should note that many of the things in previous posts are still flowering (with the exception of red maple, box elder, willow, trout lilies, and apricot). So these posts only address things that JUST started flowering this week.
As a side note, I apologize if the quality of the photos is declining as the season progresses. I’m running short of time and steam!
Apples (Malus domestica)
Bedstraw (Galium sp.)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaria)
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
A personal favourite, Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Red oak species group (Quercus sp.)
White Oak species group (Quercus sp.)
Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Small flower buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)
Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum)