Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Redbuds in Bloom

The Redbud trees have burst into bloom. Tulsa experienced some periods of unusually cold weather in March, including several late spring snow storms. As a result our spring blooming season was delayed by a week or two. Over the last week or so we have enjoyed some sun and warm weather and it seems like everything burst into bloom at once. The Redbud is Oklahoma's state tree and grows wild here in addition to being a favorite ornamental tree for urban landscaping. There are several varieties, the one in my garden is the old-fashioned native variety. They are spectacular when in full bloom and give off a light but very pleasant scent.

For other shades of red from all over check out Ruby Tuesday.

12 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said... [Reply to comment]

redbuds blossoming,
robins tugging worms from earth—
symphony of spring

Pick your ruby:
The Other Way
Praise

The one with the View said... [Reply to comment]

WOW--they sure are blooming!! Beautiful!

mia said... [Reply to comment]

Wow they're so pretty. No wonder they're a favorite flower for landscaping. I wish we had those here in Manila, but it's so hot here I doubt they'd survive.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Mine are just starting to show their color. Next week they should be in full bloom here.

kenziekylanmom said... [Reply to comment]

I love the redbuds, we have 3 in our yard. This is a gorgeous picture!!!

nonizamboni said... [Reply to comment]

Redbuds AND lilacs all at one time--you are blessed, indeed!
Nice choice for Ruby Tuesday.

Shelle said... [Reply to comment]

lovely, they're so pretty with the blue sky in the background.

Ralph said... [Reply to comment]

These flowers look like Spring, the pink of new growth the perfect antidote to winter and late snows. The pastels of the season are soothing, and we watch their growth with much interest...

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely, especially with the blue sky as background.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

I had to look this up in my encylcopaedia and discover it's a Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree).
I don't think I've seen it growing in this part of the world - maybe in southern England where the climes are a little warmer.

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

I have never heard it called a Judas tree but you are correct, it is the same tree. Perhaps a different variety but the same tree. It grows wild here in Oklahoma. It might not be quite so prolific in England but it would probably grow there if planted as it is very hardy.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I wonder if that smells as beautiful as it looks! Wonderful capture!!!