The Hawthorns are blooming. We have always called them Thornapples...the wood is good for flower stems if you are a woodcarver.
Can you see the thorn? The tree/shrub will get red tiny itsy bitsy apples come Fall and the birds will eat them.
It should be a good year for Chokecherries. Last summer we cleared out many branches that had fire blight (poop on a stick) and that really helped with the growth. My baby brother, his bride and I worked really hard at clearing out the infected branches. If we just take care of new areas we should have a handle on it. If pollination goes well we will be busy picking and steaming chokecherries come the first week in August.
Each tiny flower will be a berry! The clusters will hang heavily from the branches first green then turning pink, red and a very deep red almost black and they are ready to pick.
Yesterday I mowed the entire yard, previously I mowed just the front yard. It was a busy day.