First Flowers: Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)
After a record-breaking period of no measurable precipitation in our area, the rain has finally come this year. Between yesterday and today, some four inches of rain (and counting) has already blessed our soils. For the first time this year, the soil is getting close to saturation within the root zone. It is beautiful to see the leaves of the plants glisten under an overcast sky. The colors of the flowers look more intense in the rain. Even with just two rainy days, so far, signs of accelerated activity among the plants are now visible.
The plants seem to be singing in the rain right now.