Did you know red currants bloom as the same time as the cherries?
But unlike the billowy dreamy snowy cherry blossoms, the flowers of red currant are rather inconspicuous. One hardly notices them – especially with the explosion of greens and colors in the garden around the shrubs.
Still. As insignificant, small and greenish as they are, the bees and wasps notice them, and make a refueling stop.
I know of the brilliant bounty the red currants will yield come June – following the sour cherries and at the same time as the sweet cherries.