Redbud Winter . . .

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

    This past week the temperatures have been extremely warm - almost too warm for this time of the year. With that, flowering trees of all types are in full bloom. Long before the introduction of flowering crabs, cherries and Bradford pears, the redbud was the first tree to flower after the first warm breaths of spring.
    March and April mark the time for ‘faux winters’ that often correlate with the blooming of trees or bushes that are in bloom. Here in Tennessee, there are 4 of them and the first one is Redbud.
    Some of the ‘faux winters’ are more dangerous than others. Tonight, the temperatures are supposed to get below freezing which is not going to fare well with much of the tender vegetation that has prematurely set buds and early leaves. Looks as if later today I will have to cover the hydrangeas, Virginia Blue Bells and clematis.

And that my friends, is my 2¢’s worth for this morning - M

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Comments (12)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The redbud is lovely, hopefully it will survive the freezing temperatures.

Mar 19, 2016 07:59 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Michael.  Mid 70's Thursday and now we won't see 50, plus freezing temps last night.  It's going to wreck havoc for some plants

Mar 19, 2016 08:26 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Roger.  My poor crocuses are going to be under snow tonight.

Mar 19, 2016 08:36 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Michael.  I hope the weather doesn't hit your area too hard.

Mar 19, 2016 09:21 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We are just getting the ground cover plants to sprout and many of our trees are showing buds as well.  We had a very mild winter.

Mar 19, 2016 10:22 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Michael, We've always loved redbuds but unfortunately none have occurred naturally around our homes and the money per tree from the nurseries is a bit on the high side.  Bill

Mar 19, 2016 10:39 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We will be having freezing weather tonight too and snow is also on the way. We have one of those trees starting to bud too, but not sure what's going to happen to it now...

Mar 19, 2016 10:43 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Michael,

Hopefully it does not keep up with the overnight frosts or the peach crop here will be done.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 19, 2016 11:05 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Morning Michael-Yes though chilly night temps play havoc with the tender plants,  It is a cool 41* here with high of only 46* today.

Mar 19, 2016 11:21 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michael. Gone are the days when I did not have to worry about late season cold flashes! Enjoy your day!

Mar 19, 2016 11:56 PM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Hi Michael - it's really pretty around Brentwood and Franklin right now with all these trees in full bloom. My allergies are starting to wake up, and I know why.

Mar 20, 2016 12:17 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Michael, The redbud is pretty.  Looks a little like a cherry tree in bloom to me. 

Mar 20, 2016 02:24 AM