This watercolor of a a cluster of pussy willow is printed from an original watercolor painting by Kelly Barone.
A cherry blossom is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus or Prunus subg. Cerasus. They are known as Japanese cherry and sakura.
They are also a common species in East Asia, like China, Korea, and especially in Japan. They generally refer to ornamental cherry trees, not to be confused with cherry trees that produce fruit for eating. It is considered the national flower of Japan.
Wild species of cherry tree are widely distributed mainly in the Northern hemisphere.
In the mainstream classification in Europe and North America, cherry trees for ornamental purposes are classified into the genus Prunus which consists of about 400 species.
Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall. During this season in Japan, people like to have cherry blossom parties with colleagues, friends, and family.
Warmer temperatures in the late winter into early spring bring the blossoms out earlier. Cooler temperatures push them later. The flowers generally last a week or two–but again, just how long they stay around depends on the weather.
In recent decades, the bloom has been trending earlier.
These beautiful 5X7 cards are ivory with plain ivory envelopes. The cards are blank inside, perfect for writing your own heart-felt sentiment. These cards are so pretty you'll want to keep extras on hand for yourself as well as having some on hand to give as gifts.
The card itself is a gorgeous, 140 pound ivory watercolor paper and the the prints are professional quality on the same paper, held in place with corner tabs for ease of removal because this fine art card contains a limited edition print, signed and numbered by the artist and is suitable for framing.
Please be aware that colors may vary slightly due to differences in monitor settings
These botanical beauties