The sakura (cherry) trees in the green in front of us finally started flowering. I thought sakura flowers before leaves come out but it must depend on the kind of cherry tree, these had leaves before flowers.
As you can see on the photos I blogged on the 17th April last year, they were in full bloom then, so they are flowering at least a couple of weeks behind.
The other trees, like pear and crabapple, started to flower earlier.
As you see on my blog post on the 19th April last year, Mexican Orange Blossom were already flowering a lot and even roses, azelias and clematis were flowering and the post on the 27th – exactly a year ago – shows there were many flowers of clematis open by then. However this year, Mexican Orange Blossom only started to have a few flowers today, but that’s it. We have been having some beautiful weather this year as well, but the temperature seems to be relatively low, specially the overnight temperature has been very low, I guess that’s why there haven’t been many flowers yet.