2.22.2010

flowering quince









I would have to say that one of the best things about living in an old house and garden that had been neglected, is watching its reemergence back into a thriving state. This morning I opened my bedroom curtains and looked into the far corner of the rose garden and saw a burst of red flowers. Lo and behold if we don't have a flowering quince! It is in quite a scraggly state and needs much pruning but the flowering branches are beautiful. Nature is magnificent.

16 comments:

  1. Gardens are awesome.

    autumn diva

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  2. GORGEOUS flower and GORGEOUS room!

    I am in love with that hutch ~

    Sarah

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  3. So beautiful and striking on your table!

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. Beautiful. I was at the Huntington yesterday and while the gardens are nothing like they will be in another few months, it was still very interesting to see them "waking up".

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  5. Really lovely Janet... and such a wonderful room too and I LOVE what your picture says to the left of the curtain too... X

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  6. What a beautiful blog!! Thanks for commenting on mine - and yes, us middle agers need to stay together! The "kleenex" house is so pretty! Yes, I'm definitely adding you to my roll!
    I really need help in my garden! My mom has a green thumb, but somehow I ended up with a brown one (and unfortunately she lives in NY..I'm in Dallas)...so I can't wait to follow! I may have to ask questions too! cindy

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  7. The quince is such a lovely shade of color and arranged so artfully Janet. It looks amazing on the table in that vase.
    Love all of your rooms. They are so pure and serene, elegant and refined.

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  8. What a color! We're at least a month away from any flowers here in the Northeast so I'm envious.

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  9. Gorgeous. Reminds me of The Secret Garden.

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  10. I love quince, LOVE it. Those branches looks divine. That room is just so nice too x

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  11. Janet - how gorgeous. You must live in God's country as nothing flowers here before mid-May, it wouldn't dare. What an amazing discovery in your yard. i am jealous in the nicest possible way as I think quince is just gorgeous and it does not grow here at all (nor forsythia). Looks beautiful in your adorable home!

    xo Terri

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  12. Hi Janet, What a wonderful way to start the day. Isn't it the simplest little things, especially nature's beauty that can just light up the soul. Happy flowering quince to you. xoxoTrina

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  13. They are beautiful and I cannot wait to try the tomato soup recipe.

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  14. just had a great idea... we take a vacay, and you move in for as long as you want (it would take a pretty long time), and "Janet-ize" our house... i could even leave miss stella here to help w/the decorating... lemme know if it's a go...
    hah:)
    xoxoxo
    mo

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