Since I posted a close-up of cherry flowers four days ago, nearly all of the flowers have opened on my ‘north star’ pie cherry tree.
There are a lot of flowers even though I removed many of the branches when I pruned the tree three days ago. I laid the branches on an old window screen to dry so I can store them to use in my smoker. I’ve been keeping the branches in my basement so rain and dew don’t make them wet.
That’s a lot of branches! The branches have been drying for a few days but they aren’t done. I removed only a few branches from the peach tree; you can see them on the far right in the photo. I didn’t put the large, dead peach branches on the screen; those are already dry.