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Apricot is Blooming

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Friday March 29, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: As pretty as they are, they have to be considered ornamentals, as every year they bloom so early that frost carries off the blossoms. Also, the pollinating companion of this tree is one of the ones that died unaccountably last year, so it's doubtful it will set fruit.

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7. ChrisAnthemum
11:42 PM GMT on April 01, 2013
Aw, sorry to hear it, Charlotte! Sometimes when freezes threaten, you can stave them off by spraying water on your trees. The water freezes first, allowing the buds and blossoms to stay just a few degrees warmer, and that might just be enough.
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6. llpj04
2:54 PM GMT on April 01, 2013
The recent freeze nipped my satsumas & lemons. :( so it will be a disappointing fall without my juicy citrus.
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5. ChrisAnthemum
1:43 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Thank you, Maria! You do see these graceful blooms a lot in such paintings.
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4. Proserpina
1:38 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Beautiful like a Chinese painting.
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3. ChrisAnthemum
1:30 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Thanks for taking a look, Arlene! There is a pick-your-own fruit orchard not far away that we have sometimes patronized, and maybe once every 5-6 years their handful of apricot trees bear a worthwhile crop. This area is notorious for late freezes, often after a month or more of frost-free weather. Nature tricks the trees almost every time.

Oh, hello, Linda; you sneaked in while I was typing! Thanks for adding your comment!
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2. teach50
1:28 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
A beautiful bloom.
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1. canuckjune
1:26 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
We have had that problem with our apricot trees also. Ours are the manchurian type for cold climates but a late frost has done them in more than once. They are small, very tasty and make great syrup and jam when we get them. My favorite fruit so I am glad when nature cooperates.
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ChrisAnthemum

Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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