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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Vignette

My 'Forest Pansy' Redbud tree has started blooming. Like all redbuds, it blooms right on the trunk, and of course because it's growing in the PNW, it's also covered in moss. Because the tree is about 30 feet tall, I often miss seeing when it flowers. I'm usually so busy in the spring and most of the flowers are high up in the branches. But I noticed the pink flowers the other day and decided to take a picture to capture the interesting differences in texture -- the moss, the bark, and the delicate flowers.

'Forest Pansy' Redbud

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. Check out her post here.


  1. I gingerly traversed a portion of sidewalk yesterday, that was completely covered in fallen cerise Redbud flowers. It was magnificent! I almost couldn't bear the idea of walking across this fabulous carpet. Lucky you to have one in your garden!

  2. These are such glorious trees, at all stages of their development. The appearance of flowers (mid-trunk?) is much more impressive than the flowers I see in the slender stems of my Cercis occidentalis.

    P.S. Love your preview of the end of Game of Thrones.

  3. Very nice. We had a Redbud in our back garden when we first moved in but it got sick and died. Such a pretty tree in bloom, though.


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