Even though it’s past the peak bloom, the cherry tree is still glorious. There are so many bees on it that I can hear a steady humming noise in the background from anywhere on the patio. I usually think of that kind of noise as being electronic, but I guess it occurs naturally, too!
I think the peak of our cherry blossoms was last week, maybe April 21 or 22, which is about 17 or 18 days later than the peak last year. This fits with what others are saying in the gardening blogosphere about this spring being later than the spring of 2010, which was unusually early. My impression is that the gardens in general are doing much better this year, and speculate that the long period of snow cover was good for our natives (though the storms damaged many trees).