It’s Friday – so I am doing an update on the tree branches I brought inside a week ago. See the previous post here. All of them seem to be surviving in the vase of water. I’ve freshened the water every few days. All the pictures are with the 15x macro clip-on lens and my smartphone.
The cherry buds have opened into small white flowers! At first the buds just looked bigger.
Two days later, the white tips showed beyond the green of the outer covering.
And the next morning the flowers were open! I took a picture of the back and front of the flowers.
The plum is slower. Some of the buds have not changed at all and I am wondering if they were damaged by cold temperatures. Some look like they are larger. I hope they eventually will open.
The red maple has bloomed and is now drooping. They are wind fertilized…so won’t make seeds in the ‘windless’ house. At first, they looked very red – like little streamers from the bud.
Then the bigger structure grew.
And now they seem to be drying out.
The tulip poplar has been changing a lot too. At first more buds opened.
Two days later all the buds were larger, and a tiny leaf had emerged from one of them.
Over the next few days other tiny leaves emerged and began to get larger. I noticed the tiny leaves while they were still folded inside the bud too. The bark of the twig seems to be a deeper color too.
I haven’t noticed any changes in the black walnut branch. If the buds do open it should be spectacular with so many buds on the tip of the branch.
The sycamore buds haven’t changed much either although they seem to be a little larger and their color has shifted to green with some red overtones.
Stay tuned to next Friday for the next tree bud report!