Spring in Japan, it seems that cherry blossoms embody the season.
However, cherry trees are not so often planted in gardens of Japanese houses.
Although cherry blossoms are such loved by Japanese people,
it is said that they are not suitable for a garden tree.
The reasons are such as they grow too big, the roots spread so widely
and tend to have a large number of caterpillars.
By the way, my yard has burst with some spring flowers now.
The rosebush, which I replanted on ground from a pot at the end of last year,
has sprouted new leaves.
I wonder when the rose will bloom?
I look forward to seeing it. (H.S)