|Look, I have plum tree blossom |
coming out of the top of my head!
Blossom is simply flowers on fruit trees. But did you know that EVERY single tree in the world has flowers? Just that some have flowers so teeny or so hidden away that it's impossible to see!
Why do trees blossom?
Fruit trees need to attract pollinators (e.g. bees) to help it set fruit. The bees flit from flower to flower, transferring pollen between flowers to ensure pollination.
Why does blossom not last long?
It only takes the pollinators a short amount of time to pollinate the trees so then the blossom falls off. It's a pity as it's soooo pretty.
|Lovely blossom on Amelanchier "Ballerina"|
Make Your Own Blossom Card
You will need:
- White card
- Cotton wool
1. Fold your piece of white card to make a card shape.
2. Use your pen or crayon to draw a tree trunk and branches on the card.
3. Dip your cotton wool into some pink paint and dab it around the top of your tree to make blossom.
4. Add grass (and flowers if you wish) to the bottom. Ta dah! A simple project which means you can have lovely blossom to look at for a lot longer.
Hugs & kisses,