Greenspire Linden Leaf Buds - Ready to Burst - May 2020
This is the second year in a row that I've posted a photo of these beautiful multi-color buds on our Greenspire Linden trees that have been espalier'd in our backyard. Here's last year's post showing the same buds. I think that these are my *favorite* buds on trees that we have. Each of them are a little different - the Hornbeams are neat, too - but I think these are the largest, most colorful ones that really just SCREAM Spring to me.
Last year, I made the call to think about changing this set of espalier to candelabra shape, but this Spring, I'm thinking that I'm going to go back to just a formal cordon and remove the tips that bend up. Once I get around to wiring and pruning this Spring, I'll post some additional photos.