I am following a quince tree in my garden in Mannheim/Germany.
The last month has been quite a month for the quince tree that I am following. It is now a ‚proper‘ tree with fully developed leaves and full of life. It really is nice to look at as well. I would not have imagined it to be so lovely. That is probably due to the fact that I am not too keen on the quince fruits.
However, see for yourselves: This is the tree in March and today:
But we have missed one of the most important instances in the tree’s life cycle this year: the flowering. The quince tree is the very last fruit tree in my garden to go into flower. Peach and plums are long over, even the apple has started before the quince. But the quince has especially attractive flowers, so it might well be worth the while.
As of today, small fruits have already formed. Yes, we can see mini quince!
Once more I must add, with the tree following I am really seeing so many things around my tree that sure would have gone unnoticed otherwise. One of these extra facts is that the leaves do not seem to mold very well. I keep finding them everywhere whenever the wind has blown some more out of their hiding places. Anyone ever noticed that, too?
Join my fellow tree followers over at Loose and Leafy: Tree Following – May 2015