Usually the first native shrub to bloom in the spring in Minnesota is a Pin Cherry or Prunus pennsylvanica. The birds will eat the fruits if there are any. The trouble with being the first to bloom is that you can freeze.
It blooms just as the leaves are opening.
We first noticed them popping out last Saturday North of us, and on Sunday and Monday ours began to bloom…it must have been warmer North of us!
It was a rough winter, especially the ice last December. One of the Oaks bent over one of my Double Flowering Plums (Prunus triloba ‘multiplex’)…since it was stressed it is in full bloom when the others are still in bud stage.
The blooms are resting on an old piece of driftwood.
Quick bloom before you die!
Our Trillium has one bud…in a few days it will be open.
Our lows at night are in the 30’s and the highs during the day in the 60’s. Pretty normal weather for May. We need rain. I finally heard the loons down on the lake. The Ticks are out and a few mosqitoes too. The Bluebirds are nowhere to be seen, many people report that they came too early and many froze…I hope not. We hung up our Hummingbird feeder yesterday and will put out the Oriole feeder today.