Thursday, February 5, 2009

Fast Growing Trees Nursery

I usually don't do much blogging in the winter. As a matter of fact, last year I let my blog go dormant for a few months. This year I've tried to keep it going with some different ideas including giveaways.
I'm in such a turmoil now about whether or not I'll have room for a garden at a new house and what kind of trees will be there already? Will I need to purchase new ones? What will the lighting and soil conditions be? So many questions! But they won't be answered until we find the right house. I'll have to be patient.

So until I have something more specific to write about, I will occasionally be inviting in some guest writers. Today I am featuring a writer form Fast Growing Trees Nursery.

Spring Blooming Trees

How dull our lives would be if we didn’t have spring flowering trees each year to renew our excitement for living!

Right when you think you can’t take one more ice storm or one more week of gray skies, you notice Cleveland pears and Okame cherries starting to show a tease of color! It’s not too long before Cherry blossoms brighten up your day. Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry trees bloom in succession. These are the beautiful trees that grace our Nation’s Capital each spring. For centuries, countries of the Orient have praised cherry blossom time with art and music; a cultural icon.

As the dogwood trees and crabapples start to bloom, the redbuds and fruit bearing trees join them. This nonstop show of soft color goes on for almost three months.

The Grand Finale of spring blooming trees is the Royal Empress Paulownia. With light gray bark and lavender, trumpet shaped blooms; this amazing tree is a traffic stopper. The fragrance is so special that it is one of the ingredients of Chanel #5 Perfume. It blooms before the foliage appears, with thousands of blossoms each spring, lasting for 4 – 6 weeks.

Spring blooming trees provide us with the joy that each year is special and beautiful. And don’t forget the summer shows as well… we have crape myrtles blooming all summer long!

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nancybond said...

So very beautiful, Jane Marie. :) It's nice to see your post again!

Mildred said...

I love all the trees mentioned here. Reminds me so of Spring and Easter. Everything is so bright and fresh and new and the blooms are so enjoyable. Makes me long for Spring and I know this makes you more anxious to find just the right place and start making plans for the garden.

Blondie's Journal said...

Jane Marie,

What a pretty post, all those flowering trees!

I will pray that you find the perfect home and if it is not perfect, you will make it perfect!!


Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Jane Marie, Your guest writer discussed the happenings that will be right up the road from me in DC:) I can't believe that it's really not that long until these lovely trees begin to put out their blooms. I don't want to miss it!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those cherry trees in Washington are just breathtaking! I am awed over their beauty! Thank you for taking us on this tour of spring bloomers. It was a wonderful diversion from the cold we are even feeling in Florida.


Sheila :-)

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Anonymous said...

These are wonderful pictures. Has anyone here actually ordered from Fast Growing Trees Nursery? I'm looking for a dependable online nursery and I saw Fast Growing Trees. Thanks!