{floral friday}

{floral friday #83}

apple blooms from {nifty thrifty things}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

Thanks to my wonderful my mom, I have another fun plant to share with you today — the crabapple! She bought a branch just before Christmas and not only was it baring tiny little apples, it also started to bloom after a few days in her cozy house. Beautiful!

apple blooms from {nifty thrifty things}

apple blooms from {nifty thrifty things}

A few facts about the crabapple:

  • Crabapples are versatile, small, ornamental trees used in the urban landscape.
  • Trees only produce fruit after they have had flowers. The ornamental fruit of a crabapple puts on a show during the fall and winter. Fruits vary from less than ¼” to 2” in diameter. {source}
  • Both apple trees and crabapples have clustered, five-petaled blossoms with 15 to 20 yellow stamens in the center. {source}

I’m partying here! ❤

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15 Kommentare

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    Loulou
    Freitag, der 4. Januar 2013 at 11:42

    How very pretty. I would never have thought to put a branch in a vase, nor expected a crab apple to flower inside. Such beautiful photos.

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    Nana Diana
    Freitag, der 4. Januar 2013 at 23:03

    I just love that, Vanessa. Isn’t that sweet for the New Year? xo Diana

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    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
    Samstag, der 5. Januar 2013 at 00:04

    I love your floral friday’s. Very pretty, I am ready for spring here in Utah. Thank you for sharing some with me. Have a lovely weekend.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 7. Januar 2013 at 21:24

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Wanda Ann! :)
      The weather over here actually has been more like fall for the last few weeks. Not the nice crisp air fall, though. Rainy and gray.. :(
      So, I’m ready for spring as well, hehe.
      Have a wonderful week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    carolyn ~ homework
    Samstag, der 5. Januar 2013 at 04:49

    This is my favorite floral friday yet!!! I now am obsessed with getting a crabapple tree.

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    jennylynn
    Samstag, der 5. Januar 2013 at 17:52

    Another beautiful flower.

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sonntag, der 6. Januar 2013 at 11:59

    How beautiful these white little flowers are. The last picture I love, the effect of close ups of white flowers is dreamy and fairy. Lovely pictures Vanessa!

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    Ana Lopes
    Sonntag, der 6. Januar 2013 at 17:39

    Beautiful photos!!!
    Have a great Year!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating
    Montag, der 14. Januar 2013 at 00:00

    We have crabapples around here, but I’ve never looked at them from this perspective before. They are lovely!

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