Friday, November 18, 2011

Blooming Friday ~ On my wish list


I covet one of these native crabapples to edge the woods that are the backdrop to my garden.


Several in fact!


Two of these beauties grow wild on our farm, in the fields near the creek. One of them gets a lot of sunlight and is especially lovely.


I've been trying to grow them from seed, without success so far. Time to try cuttings, or perhaps I even need to learn how to graft onto rootstock.




The flowers are not only exquisite, they are fragrant too.

The native crabapples are susceptible to rust and will suffer some leaf loss in summer, but if planted at the edge of the woods they just blend in with the other trees.

Happy Friday, and join Katerina at roses and stuff for more Blooming Fridays!






































22 comments:

  1. Masz cudowne tło ogrodu. Drzewo jest olbrzymie i te różowe kwiatki na nim. to bajkowe. Pozdrawiam

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  2. How beautiful all of those blooms are. I long for spring already.

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  3. Lovely flowers, I even think I could smell them (almost).
    /Anette

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  4. And once again you mad me wish for a bigger garden, beautiful :)

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  5. An apple blossom always gets me and these are beauties. I grew up in an old apple orchard so every time I see crabapples or other apple blooms, I get nostalgic. You got great shots of not only the haze of soft blossoms, but the delicacy of a single close up flower. Wish I could smell them.

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  6. Love those Crabapples...so pretty...I hope you get some!

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  7. I hope your wish comes true Sweetbay. Thank you for adding a lovely light to my evening. Beautiful sprays of Crabapple blossoms.

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  8. Just gorgeous! Might as well wish for a whole orchard full of these!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I love crabapple trees! I have several lining our driveway; the blooms only last for a few days or a week, depending on the weather, but I always look forward to that day in spring when they all open up.

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  10. So delicate and beautiful blooms ...

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  11. Ola, seu blog é lindo, adorei as fotos, eu tb amo a natureza.

    Um abraço

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  12. Great idea. Imagine the scent...! Best wishes for success with this project. :)

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  13. Those flowers are simply gorgeous! I would also like to learn how to graft onto rootsock.

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  14. At least you can pretend that these beautiful crab apples belong to you, sort of borrowed landscape.

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  15. Hello, Sweetbay. Gosh it's been a while since I've visited... seems I haven't been able to get out of the garden and kitchen. ;) But it is colder now, less vegetables to harvest but time to mulch leaves.

    We love the crabapple and I can see why you enjoy them so much... beautiful.

    We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Many blessings!

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  16. Beautiful aren't they.

    I'd hunt down a good sized tree at a nursery. Buy's a little time or though growing from seed is satisfying.

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  17. Thank you everyone for your comments!

    Janet the trees are on our farm, I just want more! :)

    Rob probably the best I could do is to buy a sapling from a speciality nursery but that's a good idea.

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  18. I also love crabapple trees!
    Not only are they gorgeous in the Spring but the birds in my yard love the apples....
    I have a miniature crabapple by the front porch, a Sargent Crab. I am watching Northern Cardinals and Robins eating the berries as I type...a collection of Crabapples would be fun to grow.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Sherry

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