Cycle of (plant) life

Quince buds december

This year has been one for the books. With our losses have come some lovely gains. D&F gave us this quince to honor M&D (thank you!). I was worried that our low rainfall had taken the ultimate goal on this new shrub, and I am so happy to report that it’s put on buds. I just hope that it isn’t too soon….

Our city water comes from Lake Lanier, which now is 14.65 feet below normal—that is WAY WAY low. Our rainfall has been about half of normal this year. Thankfully, some rain is expected tomorrow. Mild rain. Still, better than nothing.


  1. Sherry says:

    I have a good quince jelly recipe….

  2. Sammy says:

    Ah, I think this specimen is purely ornamental. But quinces are sacred fruit to me…long story….