I know, I know. I’m obsessed with redbuds. I can’t help myself. When I moved east, living in Pennsylvania at the time, I was captivated by the bright spots of purple in the spring forests. Magical! The eastern redbud fast became my favorite tree ever.
When I had the opportunity, I was fortunate to be able to plant several in my yard. There are five of them along the back of the property, creating their own magical purple forest. Every year, they fill out a bit more and this year the buds are prolific. And now they’re starting to sprout their heart shaped leaves as well. Heaven!
I could lay under and amidst these trees all day long. Bear with me, they only bloom for a short period each spring.