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Friday, February 19, 2010
I Love Redbuds!
Why? Because when I see redbuds blooming, I know spring is right around the corner!
Technically known as the Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), they are one of the few flowering trees that also tolerate shade. I love the wispy gracefulness of the limbs, which bare their delicate blossoms in a seemingly random fashion. With no foliage to obstruct the view, their beautiful pink blossoms are exquisite against the background of a bright blue sky!