Friday, March 19, 2010

Springtime Texas Mountain Laurel

Every spring I wait for the Mountain Laurels to bloom!

They usually begin blooming in February right about Valentine's Day until mid March. There was a bit of a late start this year with a couple of freezes, but it was worth the wait! They smell divine! Like grape soda - but better - and usually have bees buzzing everywhere. Rain is moving in tonight, so the bees were taking a break and I was able to finally get some photos!

I planted this tree five years ago this spring and have been ever so patiently waiting for blooms. There was one bundle of blooms last year, but this year. . . wow! About 12 bunches on such a tiny tree!

It's definitely springtime in Texas!
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1 comment:

Elyse said...

oh how fun to finally have your tree burst with blooms!

~*~ happy spring ~*~