Sunday, May 01, 2011

Apple Buds

Apple Buds
(MAY-lus)

These buds are from a new tree that I will be taking care of. An existing client added about a half an acre to his property and along with the land came a massive Apple tree. It is one of the largest I have seen. I hope he doesn’t want to prune it for shape as that would be a big and difficult job. It will be interesting to see what type of apple it is. One good thing is it seems to be in pretty good condition. The property also came with a large Crabapple, which needs to be topped but on a much smaller scale that the regular apple.

This time of the season is about the buds and the promise they hold. The dogwoods are just starting to crack their buds and that is always exciting.

Merrily, merrily shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
William Shakespeare

Since it is Sunday again here is the bonus flower.


Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles x superba 'Jet Trail'
(kee-no-MAY-leez) (soo-PER-ba)

This is a nice somewhat smaller cultivar of Flowering quince. The branches seem to have a slightly weeping effect and would probably be easy to propagate by tip layering. This is its nicest time of year.

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5 comments:

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

My columnar apple trees are in bud also, just waiting for some warm, sunny weather. Like today! Spring is so wonderful in sunny weather.

Stephany said...

Great captures! I love apple blossoms, can't wait to see these when they're open. Your pansies below are beautiful too.

Thank you for your comments!

Modern Mom said...

These are gorgeous!

My entry.

chubskulit said...

Lovely!!

Please take a peek at my Flowers post. Have a good weekend ahead!

Jama said...

So pretty!