Crabapple Blossoms – The Last Stand

White Candle

'White Candle'

This is the last set of photos from my visits to the Longenecker Horticultural Garden which features more than a hundred crabapples. Rain and wind from wickedly loud thunderstorm last night did in the last few I wanted to shoot. There’s always next year.

Aren’t they a pretty sight? I’m so much better, now that I have finally gotten the snow and cold out of my system!

Cardinals Robe

'Cardinal's Robe'

Sugar Tyme

'Sugar Tyme'

Park Centre

'Park Centre'

Indian Summer

'Indian Summer'

About Bo Mackison

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Comments

  1. The Last Stand? lol! Great title.

    I never realized there were so many varieties of crabapples. I’m always learning something when I come to visit your blog, Bo.

    Very pretty shots.

  2. The Last Stand? lol! Great title.

    I never realized there were so many varieties of crabapples. I’m always learning something when I come to visit your blog, Bo.

    Very pretty shots.

  3. I love the variety too! They are so pretty, I would never get tired of them (or photographing them).

  4. I love the variety too! They are so pretty, I would never get tired of them (or photographing them).

  5. Such beautiful blossoms..and such an education on the different species. Who’d have ever thought?!?!?

  6. Such beautiful blossoms..and such an education on the different species. Who’d have ever thought?!?!?

  7. I don’t know crabapples, not quite sure what they are but I especially like the first photo.

  8. I don’t know crabapples, not quite sure what they are but I especially like the first photo.

  9. Lovely trees, on the small side, which give a profusion of white or pink blossoms in the spring, no fruit to speak of, though birds find them attractive enough. They tolerate cold winters, and thrive in the climate of Wisconsin and other states with similar weather.

  10. Lovely trees, on the small side, which give a profusion of white or pink blossoms in the spring, no fruit to speak of, though birds find them attractive enough. They tolerate cold winters, and thrive in the climate of Wisconsin and other states with similar weather.

  11. And there were more than a hundred to photograph, Terry. I only was able to shoot about 15 of them before I lost the light. I was hoping to return, but we had a huge thunderstorm last night, so not sure what shape they’ll be in.

  12. And there were more than a hundred to photograph, Terry. I only was able to shoot about 15 of them before I lost the light. I was hoping to return, but we had a huge thunderstorm last night, so not sure what shape they’ll be in.

  13. They are all have differences and similarities. I had hoped to match a photo of the entire tree with the flowers–some trees are upright, some bushy, some drooping–but collecting the info and keeping them straight got a bit out of hand. And I didn’t want to post incorrect info. Maybe next year!

  14. They are all have differences and similarities. I had hoped to match a photo of the entire tree with the flowers–some trees are upright, some bushy, some drooping–but collecting the info and keeping them straight got a bit out of hand. And I didn’t want to post incorrect info. Maybe next year!

  15. I think I have some of these in my yard too…great shots, good variety!

  16. you must have a beautiful spring garden… the crabapples are lovely!

  17. you must have a beautiful spring garden… the crabapples are lovely!

  18. Beautiful images Bo, I love all the different varieties , great shots !!

  19. These are amazing shots, as if they were in high definition. The colors are so rich and subtle–amazing.

  20. I wish they were all in my very own garden. These are from the University’s Arboretum–so it belongs to me and the rest of the people in Wisconsin!

  21. Gandalf says:

    Beatuful photos

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