Monday, April 20, 2009

Flowering Quince



Flowering quince is one of our dependable spring bloomers here.  I don't see a lot of it in the newer developments, but around the older houses it shows it's cheerful blossoms every spring.  It actually thrives on my special type of gardening, which consists almost entirely of benign neglect.  ;)  I always cut a few branches to force for Easter.  This year, it's blooming outside at the same time.    Wishing you all a happy Monday, dear bloggers.

16 comments:

hip chick said...

I love this plant as well. It's so cheery. Did you know that you can make a quince jelly?

Sue said...

Such a beautiful color...love the bokeh.

margie said...

beautiful photo! i love the colour.

Erin said...

love this coral shade...beautiful.

Judy said...

I have not thought of quince in years!! Thanks for the memories!
And thanks, too, for the flower! I had never even thought about what colour the flowers must be! Only the fruits and the jelly!
I love the vibrant colour!

Maria said...

that's my kind of plant, I'm not much of a green thumb, tend to stick to the ones that say you can't kill them, that makes it a kind of a challenge for me :)

Steve B said...

Hmmm...they make nice ornimentals, I actually put one in my garden in my first house.

Deborah Godin said...

A beautiful color, doesn't compare to anything I've seen!

Carolynn said...

I've never seen flowering quince. What a pretty colour and shape. Truly a lovely way to usher in spring.

Char said...

just beautiful - we had one of these in the backyard when I was growing up.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Breathakingly lovely!

Michele said...

A beautiful and dainty bloom. It is such a pretty color.

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Country Girl said...

Wish I had some of this beauty! Lovely color, too.

ELK said...

mary that is beautiful it amazes me

albertaphotography said...

wow, that is so pretty. I can hardly wait for our trees and shrubs to begin to form buds and open. Too cold up here for fruit but we do get lilacs and elderberry.