But, everyone agrees that they are so beautiful and well worth the extra work once the petals drop.
I was even able to get a close-up. Can you smell Spring in the air?
I recommend cutting branches on your own property or getting permission from a friend or neighbor. Please do not cut blossoms from trees that are grown for fruit or nut production. Even though there may be a lot of trees you just cut off a hardworking farmers livelihood!
I always cut from trees that grow wild along roadsides or stand alone in fields on my parents property. Most of the early blooms are from almond, plum and cherry trees. Often, these trees are so old they rarely go on to bare fruit so sometimes it can be hard to know for sure what type of blossoms they really are.
I love these branches which are sitting under the skylight in my shop. They look great on this chippy old blue and white metal patio table.
I generally try to cut longer branches to make a real impact. Try to find branches with unopened buds so that they will last longer.