I was shocked to see the first bud on the apricot tree. The tree is older than I am and but is still holding up (no, not better than I). It will be a sad day when it comes down. I love this old tree.
I must admit, though, that I have not been the best care taker of it. I did not trim it or treat it this winter and I'm sure it's too late since it is beginning to blossom. First day of spring is 3/20 - just around the corner!
Last June I posted about baking apricot crumble and how it made me miss Mom: http://gardenblessings.blogspot.com/2008/06/apricot-memories.html