Saturday, March 31, 2012

On Comforting a Yoshino Cherry Tree

What is the matter, little Yoshino Cherry tree?  Why so sad?  Your blooms are so pretty.

Oh, you are sad because you have so few flowers..

You want to be full of blooms like the big trees?

Do not worry.  One day, you too will bear branches full of blooms in the springtime.

You are still so young.  Was it only last year we called you our 'twig'? 

When we bought you, you were such a slender sapling, on sale for a pittance at the home and garden center, leaves riddled with a disease.

You have grown so much bigger and stronger already.

Give it a few more years.  Before you know it, you will be the spring star of the Red House Garden.

And other, younger trees will be looking up to you.


  1. This is the week for the blossom festival in D.C. isn't it?

  2. I love this tribute and encouragement to your fledgling cherry tree. I talk to my plants all the time, lol. My those trees are gorgeous, aren't they? What a display of flowers, heavenly!

  3. What a cute posting.The blooms are so gorgeous. One day it will be just as beautiful.

  4. Such lovely sentiments for a young tree you have rescued and brought back to life!!

  5. One day you'll look and your little twig will have grown up into a fine, strong tree. And it will be hard to realize how fast the years flew by.

  6. Nice that you restored the cherry to health! I hope it grows up full and lush.

  7. Wow, that cherry tree will be sitting like a beautiful queen in your garden...

  8. How entirely satisfying to rescue a little tree and then watch it grow into a beauty! Cherry trees are one of the glories of spring, too brief in their blooms, but perhaps even more special for their ephemeral nature. Yours is looking good with lots of promise!

  9. My two Yoshino cherry trees are the size between your photo of the larger and smaller. I do look forward to the time when they are large and full as in your photos. That will be pure joy to see.

  10. So sweet! I haven't got a cherry tree yet but always admire them and look forward to when I have one of my own.

  11. They are so beautiful - I wish the blooms lasted longer! The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC is going on now and lasting through most of April this year as celebration of 100 years since the Mayor of Tokyo gave them the original cherry trees.

    One of these years I would love to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC or the one in Macon, Georgia. The photos look so fabulous!

  12. Sergios LandscapingApril 3, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    You are fortunate to have a cherry tree in your garden. Indeed, after several years more, it will grow to be as beautiful as the mature cherry trees. Being a lawn maintenance Phoenix service provider, we know that with tender loving care, your cherry tree will definitely be the star in your garden.

  13. Oh sniff!....wipes tear from eye...blub...sniff! You got me there Indie! Reduced to a weeping wreck. Haven't you read the Ugly Duckling story to your little tree...
    After that, you may need to check yourself in for some 'treatment' know the one!
    Off to get more tissues...sniff! x


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