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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Waiting for spring

Waiting for spring and wondering if it will come early again this year as it did last year. One of the things I look most forward to is the bloom of my Purple Prince Crabapple tree. Here's a picture from last spring.

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Still a fairly young tree but it's blooms are fantastic.

52 comments:

Craig said...

It's all looking great. Like what you've done.
Craig
Ablaze Siding Dayton Ohio

Lydia said...

Oh------ That tree is lovely and will only grow in beauty with time.

Blessings to your doggies.

Darla said...

Such a prissy pink tree! Yes, I'm jealous, she's beautiful and will be even more this Spring.

garden girl said...

Beautiful! I was just out picking up silver maple twigs and branches from our garden and lawn - I know it won't last, but this week it feels like spring here in Chicago.

bradzio said...

Great shot of the tree. All the ornamental plums here have been ablaze with pink blossoms. Welcome to the world of blogging.

dorothy said...

I love the color of your crabapple! I have a weeping crab (at least it's supposed to weep...it's still young) that is just getting ready to bloom. They are one of my favorite trees. And thanks for visiting my blog!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Welcome to the garden blogging community. I like dogs too. Will look forward to seeing both on your blog.

One said...

That's a beautiful tree. We don't see such trees over here. Looking to see posts of dogs on your blog too. :)

Hanni said...

Such a pretty tree! Welcome to blogging from another new blogger. :)

Orchid de dangau said...

Beautiful tree!
Welcome to garden community. Looking forward your next post.

p3chandan said...

What tree is that..crab apples? Such gorgeous pink flowers!

milka said...

That tree is simply lovely! Hope to see more of your beautiful garden! Nice to meet you :)

Kim, USA said...

These is beautiful!! Well I think we gonna have an early Spring ^_^

Sky Watch

Amy said...

I thought it was a redbud at first...it is beautiful and I bet you are ready to see it bloom. Your yorkies are adorable. We have a yorkie/cairn mix...he is a lot of fun with a lot of energy. He wants to play ball all day long.

Kat said...

OH what a lovely tree! Such a delightful sight in the early Spring! Hope she dances beautifully for you this year too!

>^,,^<

Cherry Lane said...

Thanks for visiting and welcome to blogging. Knowing that tree is getting ready to bloom makes the last few weeks of winter more bearable, I'm sure.

Les said...

I wish you a shore wait!

fer said...

It looks beautiful! I hope it will give you that amazing display again this year

Annie said...

Magnificent blooms, no wonder you're waiting.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!! I want one now!! See what you've done to me?!!

I'm your new follower.

Sarahx

Sunray Gardening said...

Thanks all for the welcome. I am going to enjoy meeting new friends.
p3chandan - Yes it's a Crabapple Purple Prince
Amy - when I glanced at your tiny picture, I kind of thought that might be a Yorkie.
One - I will be posting more of my Yorkies this year as I am sure they'll manage to get their mugs in some shots. :)
I hope to see more of you all this year and thanks for stopping by.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Cher, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your crabapple is very pretty. I have a white flowering crabapple and would love to have a pink one as well.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Hi, I wish I have that beautiful tree too. It is so pretty! Thank your for following my blog so I can follow you back.Looking forward to read your future posts and get to know you more.

lotusleaf said...

What a beautiful tree! No wonder you look forward to see it flowering.

Marsha said...

I am so looking forward to spring as well - we are currently having a blizzard here in MN!

Your header photo and the one of this beautiful tree are wonderful, I'm looking forward to seeing your garden progress through the season.

Aerie-el said...

Beautiful blooms! Spring is welcome to arrive anytime here in Massachusetts. Sick of snow, and they're forecasting more. Probably from the storm that is hitting MN now.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to seeing plenty of garden photos on yours.

Raffaella said...

Hi! Nice to "meet" you! I would thank you for your kind comment on my blog and for becoming my follower... Now I am your follower, too... This is your first post!... and I already love it, because you talk about spring... I adore spring and summer... I hope to see you soon... Have a nice week!
Raffaella
http://www.melogranoantico.blogspot.com

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Cher
Thanks for visiting my blog, always nice to meet fellow gardeners. I checked your yorkies and puppies pages and they are adorable. I've had a yorkie poodle cross and she was a sweet girl but never a pure bred.
Look forward to more photos from you.
Judith in Ontario

HolleyGarden said...

Beautiful crab apple! I have awarded you the Stylish Bloggers award. If you don't know about it, you can read about it on my blog. Congratulations.

Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

What a beautiful tree. I love that pink color. Thanks so much for stopping by my site. By the way, I LOVE Yorkies. I think they are the cutest. I don't have any dogs, but am in negotiations with the hubby for one. :)

Masha said...

Welcome to the blogsphere, and I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Your crabapple is beautiful!

Malar said...

Such alovely pink crabapple! I never seen them in where i live! Worth of waiting!
Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Garden Lily said...

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your photos. The Purple Prince Crabapple is gorgeous!

tina said...

That is ONE incredible crabapple!

Carol said...

Beautiful color...and I love your site about the Yorkies....great little dogs.

Becca's Dirt said...

Was so nice of you to come by my blog and leave a nice comment. You said you are new to blogging and wanted to welcome you. There are so many nice people who share the same interest as we do with gardening and so much to learn. I'm loving this blogging world and you will too.

Love that beautiful crabapple treee. Such pretty blooms. Looking forward to getting to know you and your gardens.

Casa Mariposa said...

What a beautiful tree!! I had crabapples in my garden in upstate NY and waiting for them to bloom helped me get through the long winters. That must be a very popular tree with the birds! :o) Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll be back!

Patsy said...

We always need a new garden blogger friend.
Lovely tree you have.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Welcome to blogging! It is a wonderful community and garden bloggers are the best! Your crabapple tree is gorgeous! We have had spring like weather this past week in the SE, such a tease since we are sure to get another cold spell before spring really hits. Thank you for following my blog!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's very beautiful, I think that I have seen them up country, and always wondered what they were.

Thanks by the way for picking my post from Blu oom, it's nice to know that it is showing up in Blotanical.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful tree, does it bear fruit that the birds like?

Carmen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving nice comments! Lovely crabapple tree and can't wait to read your upcoming posts! Take care!

Elaine said...

I can see why you are waiting for it to bloom again - it's so beautiful. I'm wishing an early Spring for you.

Kerri said...

Oh it looks so pretty! I am soooo looking forward to blooms again!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Cher!
What a beautiful tree....I need one of these for our little back garden we'll be starting this spring! It won't be long until your tree looks like this again. Have a wonderful day.
Maura :)

Andrea said...

I see from Maura's comment that your name is Cher, hello Cher. What a beautiful crabapple tree you have there. We dont have that in the tropics, but i always see it in blogposts, however they mostly show branches and not the whole tree. Thanks for your visit to my site, was able to see yours.

Niece said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog....your Yorkie is so cute! We love Yorkies too.....our daughter had one and he was adorable, she lost him in a horrible accident.....he is still missed dearly.

Kelly said...

...I hope it comes early too!! I'm waiting for those blossoms. You're right up the road from me--I'm down in Mason!

Missy said...

Hi Cher. Your blossoms are beautiful, but i LOVE your Yorkies. missy is a Silky Terrier which was originally a cross between an Australian Terrier and a Yorkie. They are wonderful little dogs with a great personality as well as looks.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from Southern California.

I added myself to follow your blog.
You are more than welcome to visit mine
and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You, ~Ron

Autumn Belle said...

This tree is very beautiful. I have never seen such a lovely live pink tree!

Bel Mills said...

I love crabapples as well! I have Golden Raindrops Crab and also Red Jewel. Looks like yours is thriving!