My Only Quince

I have a shrub circle down the hill from the house.

The shrubs are planted around a huge oak tree.

I have included one special specimen of each of my favorite types of shrubs.

I planned each to bloom in its own time.

The first to bloom is my one and only Quince.


It is the Quince of dreams.

Chaenomeles ‘ Double Take, Orange Storm’.


I found it while plant shopping with my sister.

It was in a too small pot full of weeds.  I had to rescue it.

I told the worker that I was reporting them for abuse and neglect.

He gave me a discount.

My ‘Orange Storm’ has recovered nicely.


Stay tuned for more from the shrub circle.