We had a very harsh winter this year—very cold, very long, and with no “thaws” here and there to give us (and the plants) a break.
Speaking of breaks—we, in our region, had a LOT of tree damage—not just breaking, but splitting. Whole branches and trunks were shredded from top to bottom, splitting right in two. All the “old timers” that I speak with have never, ever, seen such a thing.
Now.. to the blossoms.
Well, we had some… and they didn’t get hurt by the frost we had yesterday morning .. but there aren’t many blossoms, except on my 2 prairie cherry bushes and my 2 something-or-other cherry bushes.
The large plum and cherry trees had 2-3 dozen blossoms at most. But, if we get 2-3 dozen plums, that would be WONDERFUL.
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)