Tree Following March 2018 - a flash of green

As March begins we have seen more than our usual share of snow and ice.  On the day I was taking my photographs for this post there was still some snow on the ground.  We have seen temperatures of -7 so I am just hoping that the quince trees have protected the forming quincelets deep within their buds.
I moved closer to inspect how Quince Minor was doing.  This is Q2's second year in the garden and last year she was hurt by a late frost just as her blossom was forming.
There are clear signs of growth, I love the pinkish tinge to the buds.  I have often said that quince trees are superb trees fruit or no fruit;  as I stand here and appreciate the subtle colours I reinforce that belief.

I move forward to inspect Quince Major, who, lest we forget, did produce a solitary quince last year.  A very much appreciated quince.
Q1 is also showing growth.
The branches are tipped by the promise of quincelets yet to come.

I wait, patiently.

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Comments

  1. I love bud-watching. Yours are further on than our (solitary) quince. Ours will be in its second year this year.

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  2. What a lovely golden green those buds are...
    All the best - and hopefully that's the end of the snow :)

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    1. I’m hoping we’ve seen the last of the snow too

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  3. We have had milder temperatures lately, but the weatherman is predicting below freezing again. Just when our pear trees are blooming!
    Hope you Quince trees do well this year!

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    1. Oh dear - I hope your pear blossom gets through the frost ok

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  4. I'm envious of tree-followers who post snowy photos. Terribly mild dry winter here in Wyoming, looks to be a drought year

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    1. I hope you don’t go into drought- we have rain & snow, floods are likely.

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