… in our backyard! Yes, I did plant it. I planted it 2 months after arriving on the island. Last July. I wasn’t too sure if it would grow as I don’t know too much about cherry trees. Not knowing the quality of soil in our backyard. I really didn’t give it any special care through the winter months. The slim tree branches survived the rainy months. Last week I saw green buds on it. Oh, a good indication that the tree is alive. However, I did see a white mesh of aphids around a couple of the green buds. So out came the dish soap and water. One good wash last week.
Today, as I look out on the tree I, OMG “there are tons of aphids on the tree!” Oh no. Still wearing my bedroom slippers I ran out in the early morning hours to OMG “white blossoms, lots of them!” on the tree. A beautiful spring morning.