Fruit Flowers

Spring Dress

Vanilla is wearing a new spring dress, made from Liberty print fabric and lace from Spain…

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Spring Coat

…but it is still a bit chilly outside so she collected her blue coat…

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Black Currant

…and went out to survey the fruit flowers in our garden.  These Black Currant blossoms are so minuscule – just a wee curl of petals!

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Strawberry

The wild strawberries are trying to take over the entire flower bed! We are happy that they are happy – we started with just one tiny runner!

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Apple

This is the maiden Gravenstein Apple tree we planted last year. There probably won’t be any blossoms this year but if there are we will have to nip them in the bud! The tree needs to put energy into  roots and branches.

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Quince

Our Quince tree is loaded with blossoms! We love this tree – such beautiful leaves, pretty blossoms and delicious fruit!

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Pear

The WilliamsBon Chrétien pear tree was loaded with blossoms, but the petals are dropping off now.  We usually get a good crop, and there were many bees out and about when the blossoms were at their most “snowy”, so that is a good sign.

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Raspberry

We finally were able to stake up the raspberry canes, which were quite disturbed by the recent fence-building..they are near the pear tree and have a dusting of pear petals. We are excited to see all the raspberry flower buds getting ready to blossom.

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Anticipation

Jam! Pies! Berries and cream! Tarts! Cake! Fruit soup! We are so lucky…

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10 thoughts on “Fruit Flowers

  1. Vanilla’s new dress is lovely. She looks so sweet in it. Your garden is producing some delicious future dishes for you all to enjoy. We find that the wild strawberries have the best flavor.

    • Thanks! We love fresh berries and fruit from our garden…I do have very fond memories of wild strawberries – sweet, and somehow specially delicious, you’re right! I wonder if they can still be considered wild if they are tamed in our garden? Part of their deliciousness may be the unexpected delight of finding them in the wild!

  2. Abundance, Blessings and Care mean Delicious Extracts From Gorgeous Harbingers of Incredibly Jaw-dropping Kinds of Luscious, Mouthwatering Niceties Peculiar to Quimper Residents.

  3. All those delicious cool-climate fruits I miss… Never mind, I’ll content myself with the mangoes, passionfruit, cherimoya, bananas and so on. But what I wouldn’t give for a big basket of cherries!

  4. How lovely to have so many fruiting plants! We are anxiously awaiting to see if the two nights of hard freeze have ruined our chance for apples, wild plums and mulberries! Glad to see your garden is thriving!! And by the way the new frock is lovely!

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