Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Buds

The reds and browns of spring buds were striking in the warm sunlight this weekend.

These are the buds on the Japanese quince bush. They'll produce beautiful red trumpet flowers in a month or so and will attract hummingbirds. If we're lucky they'll also set fruit so we can make more quince jelly this Fall.
This is growing in the marsh with wonderful reddish brown bark. I'm not sure what it is. The plants had interesting dried flower or seed pods at the end of some of the shorter stalks.
An unknown in the front flower bed. I was struck by how beautiful the red shoots were against the brown leaves.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I love going out hunting for shoots in the spring. I can't wait for the trees to start bursting and seeing that lime green color everywhere.

The marsh bush must be some kind of willow. They look like willow catkins coming out.