Q - Quince

 

 Quince, Flowering

Nothing much to say about flowering quince other than it's an early spring beauty!  I was going to plant some when I moved here, only to find I already had it in three places! 



This one is between my driveway and the next door neighbor's.  When it's not in bloom it's an ugly, spiny mess that scratches car sides if you park too close, and bloodies bodies getting out.   I've been meaning to ask the neighbor if he cares if we remove it. 

 
 Really, up to R already? 

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  1. We have quince too! My grandma makes jello out of the fruit, and also sauces. I like the flowers better.

    The Multicolored Diary

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    1. Me too! There was a huge quince tree near us when I was growing up (well, it was at the cemetery) and my father would make what he called "quince guggle." He ate it like preserves, but it wasn't very good, he didn't sweeten it nearly enough. These flowering quince only have a few fruits a year. I don't eat them!

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  2. Beautiful when it's blooming! But of course, if it stays most of the year an ugly bush it's not fun ;)

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    1. Yeah, they are okay in the backyard, out of the way and unobtrusive. I see the flowers, then the plants just sort of get ignored. They are SO thorny.

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  3. I don't think I've ever seen that before, it's gorgeous!

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    1. Probably not, it likes cooler weather than Florida! You get the brightly flowering tropical though.

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  4. A beautiful but prickly being. I think I know a few of those. :-)

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    1. HA! True! But, too prickly and I would still cut them out of my life, no matter how beautiful.

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  5. Pretty, but definitely not worth the hassle.

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  6. When we bought our house, there was a flowering quince on the property line between us and our neighbor. A couple of years after we bought our house the other house was sold and the new people had that bush dug out first thing, without even notifying us. Came home one day and realized it was gone. Guess I can feel better about that now, knowing it was thorny and it would have been a nuisance.

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    1. I hope things got better with that new neighbor!

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  7. It is pretty when it’s flowering. I remember first encountering it in person along the New York City Highline.

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    1. It is. There isn't anything else quite the color of a flowering quince.

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  8. While pretty to look at quince doesn't sound like one I would enjoy having around my yard. Weekends In Maine

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  9. It is pretty when it blooms

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