This one is on the golden Dogwood. I think the flower bud surrounded by leaves makes it look almost like an orchid, or perhaps an iris.
These are Blueberry flowers. I want LOTS of those (Lara's favourite fruit).
This is the Dogwood "Midwinter Fire". The stems are very slim, and it is difficult to capture the overall effect of the plant's colour without going in close.
This one is another bud on the golden Dogwood.
This is the Cotinus "Royal Purple".
This is the "Victoria" plum - a bit behind the apple tree and the pear tree in terms of development. Last year it produced the grand total of TWO fruits, but this year it will do better if the amount of TLC I have lavished on it counts for anything!
This is the apple-tree "Scrumptious", with the flower-buds just beginning to show some colour now.
This is a close-up view of the previous picture. Check out the tiny spider lurking in amongst the petals! I didn't see it myself until I was editing the photos.
I hope the fruit trees have not blossomed too soon. It is early days still and we could still have severe frosts. Frost at blossom time can mean no fruit that year... :-(