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So Sad, (But also Glad)

I’m bittersweet, (my feelings that is).

One of my first kids was a Cercis canadensis.

I have had him for three years now, every year he is more glorious than the last.

May came, and yet no blooms. “Odd” I thought.

But then no leaves, he just sat there, looking dead.

But then finally, something started to happen.

 The leaf buds started swelling, (I was very worried).

But wait, what was this, they were coming from the trunk, not the branches.

I am glad (sorry) to learn that I am not the only one. Linda from Each Little World, had the same problem with her Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’. At least mine, is the old cheap one!.

In her post, Linda recommends waiting until after the fourth of July to see how much growth will come back.

Being a true Canadian, I thought I would pick Canada Day, July 1st.

Here is how he looked:

You can see how much new growth there is.

I gave him a prune.

Ahhh, a haircut makes all the difference.

If you would like to see how Linda’s Cercis turned out, please visit her here.


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