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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Flowering Quince- I've Waited a Long Time
From 1971 until 1990 we lived on the same property, but closer to the road. One year, maybe 1980ish, crammed among the lilacs, I found a sprig of a shrub with bright magenta blossoms. I dug it up and moved it, but it never bloomed again.
When we built the house we are in now, I transplanted that silly twig up here. It has bloomed a few times, but has been eaten by the rabbits during the winter more often. Until this year. This is the best it has ever looked. I'm not a big fan of pink, but this color is so rich, that I really like it.
This is some species/variety of Chaenomeles. I've seen a lot of these bushes in other people's yards, and the color of this one is one of the best. Enjoy!