Spring has just begun and we already have more than our normal share of rainfall. In fact it had been raining for the last five days; I had to stay indoor and could only worked on shohin and mame in the kitchen. This afternoon the rain tapered off into light drizzle, I went out to examine my bonsai and took some photos of deciduous trees which had budded and sprouted young tender leaves in various shades of yellow green and purplish red colors.
Here are some of the photos:
Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia.
Our native Winged Elm, Ulmus alata:
Trident Maple, Acer buergerianum.
Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum “Murasaki Kiyohime”.
Dwarf Crepe Myrtle Lagerstroemia indica “Baton Rouge”;
Crabapple “Indian Summer” begins to flower, a harbinger of spring.
But the flowers of this Mexican Plum (Prunus mexicana), a native tree, began to fade and were badly beaten by the rain.