Monday, March 22, 2010

Plant Mystery Solved




This is a picture of a shrub like the one that is blooming in the farm house's yard. Its a flowering quince, also known as a Japonica, an old standby of farmer's wives. I don't think I'll be making any quince jelly, but we'll see! HERE'S a description of the plant.

5 comments:

ancient one said...

We had one of these at the corner of the porch when I was growing up... one of the first things to bloom... and it had thorns.. I still see them at old houses.

Pen Pen said...

pretty! watch out for the thorns... a lot of the "old" flowers have thorns, don't they?

Anonymous said...

We had one of these in the wooded area adjoining our Andrews home.
I loved to cut branches to bring into the house in late winter/early spring. You will love it.

We are quite anxious to see your new home.

Love you, Marjorie

Terri said...

How pretty!

Pen Pen said...

Ok, I paid attention today when I was driving to Asheboro. I saw several of these bushes... mostly in the yards of older homes. Very pretty!

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