A single blossom has opened in the rain today on the dwarf nectarine behind the house. This has been a fairly slow grower, but it has done well. It's beautiful when clothed fully in pink. It's mostly an ornamental, but the nectarines it produces are delicious--very intensely flavored. Every year I look forward to the ones the raccoons don't get. The nectarine bloomed on March 5 in 2009, February 27 in 2010 (for a year of 359 days) and this year on March 2 (today, for a year of 368 days).