15 April 2022

Le prunus a fleuri

Another beautiful tree that grows in our back yard here in Saint-Aignan is a flowering cherry called un prunus. At least I think it would be considered a cherry tree, but it's purely ornamental. I doesn't produce fruit. Prunus is a genus of trees and shrubs that produce fruits including plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and almonds.

In the first photo above, you can see where the prunus grows in relation to our house.
The second photo shows how big it has grown. It was here when we bought the house.

Here's a close-up of one the blossoms it produces in April every year.

      Under and around the prunus there's a long line of large-leaved saxifrage plants (Bergenia cordifolia).
They produce pink flowers too, in winter, spring, and summer (close-up on right above).


  1. It's so nice to have spring happening :)

  2. Lovely blossoms...enjoy the Easter weekend!

  3. Beautiful pinks! Looking forward to reading about your Easter dinner.

  4. Love seeing your saxifrange. Happy Easter to you and Walt.

    1. Happy Easter to you two and yours. Today I've been working on getting my rabbit ready to cook.

  5. What a pretty tree, lovely colors.


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