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Rising Sun Redbud Tree Continued….

On October 6, 2020, we posted an article on this blog about our new Rising Sun Redbud Tree.  We planted it with such great expectations of year round color including spring flowers and a combination of three different colors of leaves throughout the summer.  Then came February 2021!  For the past several weeks, we have been wondering whether this newly planted tree would survive the “storm of the century.”   A couple of days ago we got our answer.  At close inspection, we saw flower buds starting to form.  Within a few days, it exploded with beautiful light purple flowers closely followed by some light green leaves. 

I have been encouraged watching plants coming back to life over the past few weeks.  Many plants looked dead but now are starting to show signs of life.  I’m sure we will lose plants at Raincatcher’s garden as well as our own gardens, but so far I am feeling hopeful that these plants have a great will to continue to live!!!

Jackie James – Dallas County Master Gardener Class of 1993

Photos by Jackie and Starla Willis

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  1. I saw the beautiful red bud a couple of days ago and it is beautiful. Today I saw my first Iris of the season at your garden, a white one, and so hopeful more will come in bloom in the coming days. Thank you!!!

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  2. Thank you for the information on how well the Rising Sun Redbud came through the winter freeze. I have been looking to select a redbud for my landscape. The Rising Sun redbud is beautiful throughout the year. Looking forward to having this one in my garden!

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  3. Zandra and Diane, Thank you for your comments. The Redbud is getting along of attention in our garden! We are so glad to add Jackie as a writer to our blog.
    Ann

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