Friday, May 20, 2011

Flowering Crabapple

Flowering Crabapple

Last week I posted a picture of a Weeping White Crabapple and was complaining about how it needed a lot of pruning. This white crabapple is almost the exact opposite. It grows with an almost perfect vase shape and only needs a slight trim after flowering. This tree is also much more fragrant with a lovely smell.

Crabapples were especially beautiful this year. In some ways they are the most striking of the flowering trees. Sometimes if there is a lot of heavy rain while they are blooming it ruins the flowers but that didn’t happen this season. There are an amazing amount of colors, sizes and shapes to choose from. The dark red ones are my favorite followed by the ones with the dark foliage. Of course they provide a whole second season of interest when the apples come out in fall. The birds love them ad if they don’t get them all there is only a little mess under the tree.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. We have our monthly gig at the coffee house on Saturday. That is also little Erika’s birthday. Sunday I hope to get some pictures.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Beautifully photographed!! Superb , what lovely flowers....You have a great technique in your flowers....Happy Birthday Erika :-) Greetings, Linda ~~ Have a nice weekend too!