Mt. Fuji Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata, or the Japanese flowering cherry is coming on late this year, but who cares about the wait, it’s amazing.  Why do people demand evergreens, safely familiar all year long, when they can have this?  This flower that’s like a drug, that alters our consciousness?  One glance will smooth the worries, cancel the headache and make smiles break out everywhere.  I like a tree … Continue reading Mt. Fuji Flowering Cherry

Kid Stuff—Flowering Cherry Craft

This is an easy, cheap and fun craft to make with kids.  Especially when the sun is shining and you are sitting under the real cherry blossoms–it’s great!  First collect some branches.  It’s good to get a variety, some kids want delicate stems, others want one big chunky stick.  Next, buy the tissue paper colors of your choice and cut them into 1-2 inch squares. … Continue reading Kid Stuff—Flowering Cherry Craft