Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Blossoms

One day,

Me : Ladies, look at my Prunus plant blossoms, pretty huh?

Lynette : Isn't that a Sakura?

Gaby : ??!!??

Me : I don't know, a few years ago when I bought it, it came with       a tag.The label says Prunus. Sakura is in Japan!

Lynette : What's the difference between Sakura and Prunus?

Gaby : Yeah, what's the difference?!

Me : Errrrr.....Mmmm.....

Coincidently, a few days later I came across an article over blossoms. So here it is courtesy of the magazine Libelle.

According to Wikipedia Sakura is a cherry blossom plant called Prunus Serrulata. It doesn't produce any cherry fruit. The fruit (Sakuranbo) comes from another species of tree. Prunus is a genus of trees and schrubs which include plum, cherries, peaches and almonds.

My 3 year old apple tree has some blossoms too. I live on a lake facing north. Despite getting very little sun and lot's of harsh wind it is still alive and blooming. I am so glad to see this few blossoms. Now, a few apples this year would be nice.

This is a painting I painted.

Can you tell which Prunus is this?

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