They certainly love their Flowering Pear trees here in Ohio! I love them, too, having had two of them in our backyard on Long Island. They are just all over the place here, though. I’ve never seen them used so much and I’ve been wanting to get some pictures every year, but haven’t been able to get to it before the blooms are gone. This year, I got them.
The picture above is by me in our condo community. A lot of times they are planted so that they give the effect of an allee (French). For those of you who don’t know, an allee is where the same variety of plants, bushes or trees are planted in an alley type fashion along a walkway. You get that effect when traveling down many of the streets in our community here. This one is on a street that I take to/from my daughter’s house.
Here is another street in the same community.
This picture is from the shopping center down the road. I don’t know if you can see them clearly (the trees closest to the buildings in the picture), but they are planted all along the main “road” of the shopping center.
I didn’t get a picture, but they are even on the busy main street where I work. It certainly is quite striking to see all these flowering trees in a row like this and drive down the center of them.
I took these pictures the other day when we made a trip to our favorite nursery, Grandma’s Garden. I took some pictures of my granddaughter while we were there and I also saw this pretty girl was still hanging around. She’s about 15 inches tall.
I have seen her on the last few trips there ~ broken and with no price tag. It appears she is supposed to be holding a bird but the bird is broken off. I finally decided to find an associate and ask how much she would be.
They gave her to me at 50% off ($19.99) and so I was very happy to take her home for $20.00 plus tax. She has found a spot right in a bed in the front of our condo and, once the flowers start to bloom here, I’m sure she will look darling.