February 25th is not the ideal time for this to be taking place. March 25th would be more preferred, but this winter has been far from what one would consider to be normal. The plum trees are getting in on the act too, and a liberal spraying with Imidan will happen in another week or so.
It's highly unlikely that the trees will produce anything this year, but it's good to be optimistic at times. Oh well, wish me luck!