Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Forcing Spring In Nova Scotia


Last week I pruned the cherry tree.


It is not the ideal time to prune because you end up cutting off a lot of the blossom buds.


The tree is about 20 years old now and was getting too big for where it is.


Plus, I find this is a good time to prune as you can 'see' the structure of the tree.


I want it to be a reachable height and have kept it such.


I took a lot off of it and ended up with a bunch of branches of varying lengths


with lots of blossom buds on them.


I trimmed them down into manageable lengths and brought them inside to bloom. They have already doubled in size.


Ordinarily they don't bloom till sometime in May. We should have a room full of the scent of cherry blossoms  in about a week or two. 



Oh yes, check out the 'GIVEAWAY' I am having at the top left just below the 'header'!

26 comments:

  1. I can imagine they will look fabulous inside. Where have you put them Jim - in some sort of floor standing vase or something?

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    1. I put them in a old earthen crock and placed it on top of our winter heat-stove (propane) which is shut off for the year. When they bloom, I'll post a more inclusive photo.

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  2. Mmmm...a room full of the scent of cherry blossoms. That is heavenly. I would love to add a cherry tree to the garden. Perhaps this year I'll look into it.

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    1. Martha, you will not regret it especially where you live where it is warmer than here. Some years the blossoms are incredible and cover the tree. Other years it has a few only because of an unexpected late frost.

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  3. By pruning it you released the dormant energy held within the branches, it is now ready to gift you with it's love...

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    1. And a 'gift' it will be Gemel!

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  4. I've never been more happy to see Spring than this year. Bring it on!
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    1. Enjoy it Mark with everything you have!

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  5. I love spring! I bet your tree will be beautiful!

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    1. It may look a little sorry for itself this year, but the pruning will do it some good, I hope!

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  6. I'll take a bottle of that scent please for my home.

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  7. I find the forcing of flowers indoors somehow magical. Beautiful photos. Would love to see photos of the flowers in the house.

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    1. Looks like they may bloom in a few days now! Will definitely 'record' the results.

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  8. Those will look and smell fabulous!

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  9. Waiting patiently for the blooms!!

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    1. Soph, you will be able to sniff them!

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  10. What a lovely blog and goodness those are stunning photos! I enjoyed them very much and they are at least rearing their little heads so they are making an attempt at appearing...hang in there!

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    1. Good to hear from you Tracy! It's been a while. These little buds will be popping really soon now. Stay tuned.

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  11. GAry just recieved his 3 cherry trees from UPS the other day and he and the granddaughter are planting them on Easter. I can't wait!! (Don't worry Jim... I won't touch them)

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    1. WOW! They will look great in no time at all! And good thing you are staying clear, Bobbi! lol

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  12. Oh, those are going to be so lovely INSIDE your home!! i wish you could share the smell with us too. :)

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  13. Won't that be heavenly when they all bloom! I'm looking forward to the photos,

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