Those of you who share my apprehension with bees will understand how nervous I was trying to get close to these blooms with all the buzzing going on around me! I lived to tell about it and didn't get stung...Yea!
Close-up of the blooms on that crabapple!
gardenwife Love the photo. I never realized how lovely a crabapple bloom was! My old apple tree just has little white blooms. May have to put in a crabapple just for the flowers now! Glad you stayed an un stung hero getting the picture!
GW - I have been researching crab apple trees for my area because I want one, or two or three...... that is disease resistant. Which one is this, it look gorgeous. My crabs in England were called Malus Floribunda!
Louisa - I have nooooo idea what strain it is. It was on our property when we bought our house in 1999 and the previous owner is deceased. :o( I'm not sure how disease resistant it is, either; it had a lot of dead in it and it doesn't produce any apples. As a matter of fact, last year, many of the buds never even bloomed. I pruned a lot of the dead out last spring and was rewarded with these terrific blooms this year, though -- who knows, maybe there will be apples, too. I kinda hope not because they attract yellowjackets (booo! boooo!).
Beautiful picture. What make of camera are you borrowing. I keep thinking of buying one. Just can't make up my mind.
Absolutely lovely blooms on your crabapple.
Perhaps it is a variety that doesn't have fruit. My DH would say you should count yourself lucky if your tree doesn't bear fruit.
Beautiful tree! Ours does have fruit - lots of squishy between the toes in the summer :) Mine looks different than that tho - I will get pictures when it blooms. Thanks for braving the fauna to get us a shot of the flora!
Thanks for the picture.It helps warm things up around here.It's been raining for two days and it nice to see the sun still shines someway.