While I’m waiting for spring to arrive in Wisconsin, I wanted to share one of my favorite redbud tree blossom closeups I took last spring. The season goes fast so when they are blooming, hurry out to see them before they fall off.
This deep, rich pink tree is a Crab Apple. It’s colors also include light pink and white as well. Learn more about Crab Apple trees in this video from the Wisconsin Gardner TV program.
This large mature Hopa Crab Apple towers above most of the other trees at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, WI.
I do enjoy showcasing our state Capitol as much as possible in photos, and I found a way to do that. This was May 2, 2015. I named this photo “Capitol and Redbuds”.
Also the Saucer Magnolias. I have seen several colors of blossoms. Here is the light pink. I have also seen purple and yellow blossoms.
I also discovered a single specimen of a tree with beautiful pink blossoms with white centers, called Crimson Cloud. It does not stand out since the blossoms are small. The tree is no longer there in 2019.
I also discovered another tree I was unfamiliar with. The Red Horse Chestnut tree. Hummingbirds like the blossoms of this tree.
The white flowering trees are also quite pretty.
Many bushes bloom too. This one is a Pink Flowering Almond Shrub. The flowers look like tiny roses.
The first to bloom in spring is usually the yellow Forsythia Bush.
Also enjoy the ever-popular Lilac, seen as a tree or a bush. The flowers are most often purple or white, as seen on this Ivory Silk Tree. This one blooms in mid-June. The purple variety blooms in May.
Another May blooming tree is the Purple Leaf Plum Tree. This one happens to be in our yard, it’s very young yet.
Blooming in mid-June is the Royal Purple and American Smoke Tree. It is named that because the blossoms look like puffs of smoke.
The American Smoke tree, as seen in Crivitz, WI in 2016.
Another tree that blooms in mid-June is the Northern Catalpa, or Indian Bean Tree. I have not seen many in Wisconsin. The two I know of are at the Heidel House Resort in Green Lake and in Madison at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Spring is sure beautiful in Wisconsin.
- spring breaking (weewonderfuls.com)
- Western redbud is a tree for all seasons (redding.com)
- A Partridge in a Hawthorn Tree? (theblacktortoise.com)