No, not the white pear blossoms themselves, but the snow that fell on the blossoms this morning!
The blossoms may wither, but the little pears will probably survive unless we have a freeze.
But no bees will be able to visit the flowers in this cold, so many little ornamental pears, which are a favorite of all the birds, won’t be pollinated.
A mild winter often leads to snow in April, as if the seasons are little confused. But even though the snow is a shock and unwanted after warm days, a mild winter without much snow doesn’t refresh the water table, and often a very dry spring and summer are the result. So this little snow is watering the soil as rain can not—slowly, as it melts into the soil without running off like rain.. . . . . . .
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