Chaenomeles speciosa (unknown cultivar) on a busy street corner near my home.
Yes, it must be a botanical crush. How else to explain why this flowering quince has been my 365 project photo three times (days 21, 48 & 54) since January 1st. I admit I'm strongly attracted to the salmon-pink blossoms and have romantic notions of making quince jelly. Though I can't grow this shrub on the balcony, I wonder if I could recommend it to my mom for her garden (& thereby secure a source of fruit for jelly-making.)
So this evening, I decided to begin my research. Here are a few notable finds:
Botanical, horticultural & culinary links --
- Wikipedia's entry for Chaenomeles
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University, School of Horticulture plant database, Chaenomeles speciosa
- University of Conneticut's plant database, Chaenomeles speciosa