Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, is blooming.

 The buds are red! Hence the name Red-Bud.

The flowers are pink!

I don't know how why people always complain that the Redbud's flowers are pink. It's because the buds are not the flowers!

Anyhow this was a sapling I got from the Arbor Day Foundation probably 4 or 5 years ago. Last year was the first year that it was as tall as me, and it grew tall over the past year.