Friday, May 1, 2009

Crabapple

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As far as I know, this crabapple tree is a volunteer. I don't think it was planted by anyone but the birds, and it's thriving under the shade of several maple trees in our backyard. It's not very tall, and we hardly ever notice it, except for a couple of weeks in the spring. That something with pretty flowers on it has appeared in our landscape, through no effort on our part, makes me feel like we must have done something to please the gardening gods.

3 comments:

Ruprecht said...

*pshah*

Get to the heart of the matter: Does the thing bloom crabapples ... ?!?

Rupe dismembers his grandparents house as a kid: A back yard filled with just about every sort of fruit tree and bush imaginable. One was the most luscious crabapple tree Rupe can remember. Another was a sapote tree that bore fruit reminiscent of pudding. Delicious memories!

So ... fess up: Crabapples a'comin' or what? Rupe believes he might be getting crabapple jelly 'round the holidays from a new found friend. *hint, hint*

PG said...

nice photo! great composition.

The Management said...

Rupe, that sounds amazing. I've never heard of anyone eating the little fruits on these trees... well, except for the birds. I'm going to investigate, though. Maybe with enough sugar added...

Ever heard of beach plums? They grow on scrubby bushes near the ocean, and are not too sweet on their own, but make great jelly, too...

PG -- thanks. I liked the crazy bokeh effect of the blooms in the background...