We took a stroll throughout town this weekend and what did our eyes see…. but many tiny buds already in bloom! Late winter blooms in Palestine offer a beautiful pop of color against an otherwise gray sky.
Once the Redbuds are in bloom, we start tracking the dogwoods which traditionally bloom approximately 2 weeks later.
The clusters of pink or magenta blossoms appear before the leaves and appear to be growing directly out of the bark.
What was a bit more surprising was the Bluebonnets that are making an early show this year! Our historic southside district is already showcasing various shades of blue!
While we are seeing early color, the dogwoods are holding out for the time being. We woke up to 20-28 degree temperatures the past two days so we will keep an eye on the buds and keep your fingers crossed that they do not freeze!