The GGW project had a number of entries for the Redbud tree. I had made one, but decided that there were more than enough competing pictures for it; but I thought you, my blog friends, would enjoy seeing the picture of my young tree from this spring and read the Redbud tree plant profile.
I also have a number of Prairiefire crabapples, which this year suffered from a touch of the fungal diseases that Malus spp. are so prone to, although most years it escapes (which is why I planted that particular variety).
The odd thing I find I have done over the years is incorporate so many purple leaf plants, (for one who doesn’t particularly care for them on the whole).
I think it is my collector side, and the fact that I love things close up that I may not like from a distance.
Purple leaves with the sunshine glowing through them are often quite beautiful. This variety of Crab tree has spring foliage of a deep burgundy, which lightens to a dull green antiqued with the remnants of early purple tints. It’s main show is when flowering.