Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flowering Quince/ Today's Flowers

Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) blossom

These lovely quince blossoms are on a a five-foot high hedge next to a neighbour's driveway.



Branch of quince blossoms

This is not the edible quince, though I have heard the fruit from this plant can be made into delicious jellies.



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34 comments:

Denise said...

It's a lovely flower, such a vibrant red which is one of my favorite colors. I've heard of that kind of jelly but never tried it. Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday!

B SQUARED said...

I was just about to inquire about the jelly.

Leif Hagen said...

Lovely flowers indeed! You are lucky to have a neighbor with them!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

The color, (or colour for us Canadians,) is phenomenal!

SandyCarlson said...

Now I know what they are called. I have seen these this spring and wondered. Beautiful shots.

Jacob said...

Very pretty. We went to a restaurant once in Deland, Florida, which served edible flowers. I wonder if one of them was the edible quince.

Hope you have a great week!

guild-rez said...

Great pictures of flowering Quince with beautiful colours. I use Quince (Cydonia oblonga) for jelly.
- Cheers Gisela.

Leora said...

A wonderful flower - I knew of the fruit, but not this pretty flower. Thanks for sharing.

Dave said...

I love the crispness on these photos.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: Quite the beautiful bloom.

Rebecca said...

I'll have to check if my neighbor's quince is blooming. She lets me make quince jelly from the fruit.

helenmac said...

Beautiful photo! Thank you capturing the quince's beauty so well. I kept trying ... and failing.

Gunilla said...

Fantastic flowers and what lovely color.

Have a nice week
Gunilla

Carver said...

The quince is so beautiful and that's great that your neighbor has a tall hedge of it for you to enjoy.

jabblog said...

Quince flowers are so striking and the fruits are pretty too though we never have enough to do anything with them. A 5' hedge - gorgeous!

noel said...

aloha,

a real beautiful flower, i love quince and this one has a nice color..nice macros


thanks for sharing today

Jan said...

What a lovely color. Great shots.

siromade08 said...

Love the color, it's nice to know it can be made into jelly. It's beautiful.

siromade08 said...

Love the color, it's nice to know it can be made into jelly. It's beautiful.

Shammickite said...

Is this the same as japonica? It's a very similar colour.

Jacqui said...

I have a flowering quince, but it is not flowering yet. Those thorns are fierce though. I have made quince jelly from the edible kind - very delicious it is too.

Paulie said...

I liked the first one but then I saw the whole group of blossoms and love it even more! Just beautiful!

eden said...

Such beautiful blooms. I haven't seen these flowers before. I love its colour. Great shots.

LDH said...

Magnificent color in these flowers! Great shot!

Jama said...

Gorgeous! I've never seen such beauty around here.

Small City Scenes said...

The Quince are starting to bloom here too. I have made Quince jelly too. I once gave one of my daughter's boyfriend a Quince and told him it was an apple. I think he is still all puckered up. I thought it was funny. He didn't come back very often. Good!! BTW: excellent pic.

Autumn Belle said...

Oh, how I love these strikingly beautiful blossoms.

see you there! said...

What a beautiful color, looks like spring arrived at your house.

Darla

Cezar and Léia said...

I think the right word is really vibrant!Wonderful flowers!
Léia

Laura Hegfield said...

Just lovely! What a gorgeous color!

NaveenAli said...

Such beautiful blooms. I haven't seen these flowers before.
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kaye said...

very pretty :)

dot said...

A beautiful color of flower. I was going to ask about the jelly making but I see you answered as I read on down.

Angie said...

Stunning! Thanks for your visit.

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