My Pink Lady apple tree started to bloom last weekend. It looks so pretty. The buds are pink before they bloom, and then they burst open into a frilly white flower.
Honestly, I'm relieved to know that the apple tree is doing well. I've been watering it religiously, but until recently it just had a few sad looking leaves hanging from its thin branches. Now, green leaves are appearing and buds are coming alive all over the place. Perhaps my fruit tree murdering streak is finally over. I did manage to bring my fig back to life, after all.
I've never grown my own apples before, so I'm very hopeful that the blossoms will be pollinated, the fruit will grow and I'll be picking beautiful, organic Pink Lady apples this Fall. I went apple-picking with a friend once outside of Boston, and the fresh-from-the-tree apples were so deliciously juicy and crisp. I'll be so happy if I can eat apples like that from my very own backyard orchard.