Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flowering Quince


The quince branches are blossoming. 


I love their sweet pink blossoms. 

47 comments :

fourthgenerationfarmwife.com said...

I saw your house in Country living but found your blog through a link from another blog. The house is great and your pictures also are beautiful!

Simply LKJ said...

We are starting to see many blooms here as well. I need to bring in some of our forsythia branches. Beautiful.

Christine said...

Your photos are beautiful as is your farmhouse. They give a feeling of serenity and happiness. Thank you !

Susan said...

What lovely flowers! Very pretty!

Anne said...

Oh how gorgeous - I am SO READY FOR SPRING!!!

TFS!

xox

Wendy F said...

Quince bushes are my favorite! Wish they lasted longer. Thanks for sharing.

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Spring is right around the corner! yippee!!!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Wednesday

Cserny Cherry Ildikó said...

Your photos are beautiful!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

the gardener's cottage said...

i need to get outside and see if my quince are flowering! your's are just beautiful trina. xo

Casa Très Chic said...

Lovely!
Warm hugs from Brasil.
Tereza

Morning T said...

Ooh they are gorgeous!!
Wish I had something flowering in my yard right now, only weeds from all of our rain.
xo~
T

The Corson Cottage said...

Simply beautiful! I'm envious. I photographed some beautiful tulips the other day that made me think Spring is on its way. ~ Carrie

kindsofhoney said...

So beautiful. I hope to grow quince on my farm one day. There is so much gentle hope and light in blossoming branches.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You've encourage me to go snip and force some forsythia!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh I have a tear in my eye ....... our beloved next door neighbors moved away back in the fall and the new neighbors cut down the beautiful quince tree that once flowered and produced the most amazing little furry quinces. Thank goodness I took pictures of the tree and all it's goodies last summer. I'm trying to like these new neighbors ..... trying hard to.

Brenda said...

Simplicity and grace - so pretty!

Lee said...

That's really early right Trina? To be flowering? My Magnolia is budding and I worry because temps are supposed to drop down here this weekend into the fourties. So crazy.
Lisa

Mom said...

What a beautiful photo! I too love Japanese Quince - I am forcing branches of quince into bloom in the front porch urns...stuck the branches in the potting soil and they are just beginning to open up.

A Country Farmhouse said...

These branches are not from our yard. And things outside are still very quiet...and will be for awhile. So forcing branches to bloom inside is a favorite mid-winter treat.
Trina

Amy @ with a Vintage Twist said...

My Grandmother had quince bushes. I need to get one. Another thing on the list !

All Things Chic 2 said...

Love the simplicity of the fresh flowers...So simple yet breath taking...I invite you to visit my new blog...Blessings Lori

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty! Enjoy them.

Dianne said...

Oh the branches are beautiful. I just read you forced them. Good because I was worried about mine not blooming yet. How do you do so much Trina? You are amazing! You and Rie from Home and Harmony should get trophys for keeping a classic clean home while raising children. :)

Ispirato Design said...

I can't wait for spring, I was just thinking of forcing some branches from our yard. Your quince blooms are beautiful! How long did it take?

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful photo, Trina! I just may have to trim my lilac a wee bit tomorrow....! :)

xoxo laurie

SOMMERWHITE said...

Hi !
Im your newest follower from New Zealand.
Your house is absolutely stunning !!
Beautiful Beaufiful !
xo Gaby

Vintage Home said...

...so beautiful...this means Forsythia is not far off!

Anonymous said...

Your taste in decoration is wonderful. I.ve been watching your blog since last year and I love your amazing family and house.(Please excuse my poor english).
Kissis, Dorina

Anonymous said...

So beautifull..I can almost smell their sweet scent!
Evelien

the growers daughter said...

What a beautiful reminder of the coming spring.

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

My flowering quince are done. But they didn't look quite as gorgeous as yours in that terrific pitcher.

I'm about to force some magnolia. They always make me feel like spring is around the corner.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Ispirato,
Here's a great tutorial on forcing branches.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-force-br-138688
Happy blossoms!
Trina

Leslie said...

Thank you for the tutorial on forcing branches. I was just speaking to a friend about this the other day. I love the look of branches or foliage as an alternative to {just} flowers. We are starting to see buds however we are a couple months from spring - in fact snow is in the forecast..

Lori Hollis said...

Beautiful! It really is the simple things in life....

lissyparkerltd said...

Spring is in the air! Beautiful and inspiring pink blossoms are just what we need right now.

xo, Lissy Parker

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

so pretty!!

Between You and Me said...

just beautiful.

Jessica said...

So gorgeous! What a great way to welcome in the spring!

Limette said...

I'll have to try forcing some of our quince.

We also have an old farmhouse. We'll be renoing forever.

Tracy B. said...

Trina, thank you for writing and photograping your farm house life for this blog. I so enjoy reading it. I am a newcomer, and have, on occasion, scanned part posts.

Based on some of your older posts, I thought I'd pass on a handy tip about tulips. These are my favorite flowers. They do indeed continue growing after being cut so I always cut them an inch or so shorter than I really want them. After a few days of 'vase growth' they can begin to get a bit leggy and floppy. While parrots tulips look terrific flopping, other single varieties sometimes lose the arrangement's shape after a few days. I find if I slide two copper pennies into the bottom of the vase, tulips perk right up and stand straighter.

Try it this Spring, it works! Only with tulips.

Susan Kane said...

Lovely early blooms!

Here is San Diego, we feel like Winter skipped over us entirely. But, I enjoyed your photos of the snow and elks, and now the quince.

24 Corners said...

Just what we need this time of year...so pretty and cheery!!
xo J~

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Stunning!

So....You won't be surprised if you walk in...and just find me hanging out in your bathtub?

Anonymous said...

Trina, I love your blog and your terrific aesthetic sense!
I am surprised to see an advert in the middle of the screen all amidst your beautiful tasteful photos. Do you think the ad can be moved to the margin? :)
thanks & loving your home renovation,

stephanie

Anonymous said...

Hi Trina...I just love nests too! I'm just picturing the moss nest nestled in the branches of your previous post :) love your blog...Elizabeth

Brenda Watts said...

These are beautiful..spring is still a ways off up here in Eastern Canada however I had never thought of forcing Quince..[I am so thrilled to have found your blog through Bluprint Bliss..I have 3 Quince bushes] YAY!!

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