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Apple Blooms - yes. My apple trees finally bloomed
@webeishere (36351)
United States
May 4, 2007 11:24am CST
The attatched photo is a close up of one of the blsoms on one of my apple tress. It's early in the year but they take forever to turn into apples anyhow. So I'm hopiong for the bees and butterflies to show up and start pollinating both my trees. I have a Haralred Apple tree which the apples usually are ripe for picking around early october. the other is a Honeycrisp which ripens Late September to early October. I planted them last year and got 4 apples off the Honeycrisp and none from the Haralred. I was told by the nursery that they wouldnt prodice the first year so that was a welcomed suprise last fall. I cant wait till October now. well before then as soon as i see the apples growing. Thanks for letting me post this. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
4 May 07
Hi Bob good to see your post ,The picture is beautiful, I love it when the trees are in bloom, I live in a good fruit tree/bush area, and the plumb, cherry, apple trees have bloomed and It was spectacular, Like a pink cloud drifted down to earth, and now all over the ground a drifts of pink blossoms. I have heard that there is a problem with the bees, not to sure what that is all about something about all the cell phones driving the crazy and they are dying in droves, I am glad I am not a cell phone user, Enjoy you lovely apples when it is time to pick them, that is of course if the birds and squirrels haven't done lunch on them they may think they found a new restaurant on their block. Glad your dad if feeling a bit better and is back home He has a very wise son,
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 May 07
And Another - very pretty I think
I'm looking to possibly planting a Crabtree this fall. They help with the pollination of apple tress I've been told by many nurseries. Thanks for the compliment on my tree also. I also hate cell phones and dont own one nor am I planning on it anytime soon. We had lots of bees last year. Looking for plenty bees and butterflies visiting my apple trees. Another blosom picture attatched. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@minnie_98214 (10558)
• United States
4 May 07
okay dad settle down Octobers a long ways away. Youd think you had won the lottery or something.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
5 May 07
I won the lottery when you were born. Or was that when you married? Or was it when you finally moved out? I don't recall but thanks kiddo. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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• United States
7 May 07
When I finally moved out. You act like I lived there till I was 26 are you confusing me with your other kid lol.
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
4 May 07
That's great! I remember the picture you uploaded and how sad the tree looked LOL!. Is it the same tree? If you got four apples last year then I bet you will get a lot more this year. I know you are happy to see this blossom. When I saw it it made me smile. I'm happy for you. Good luck with it!
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 May 07
Lotsa Blosoms - The better of the two. This is the one that had apples last year.
yes it's the same tree. Here's a picture of the "better" tree and its blossoms. Thanks for the response also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dixielol (1581)
• United States
5 May 07
Oh, your lucky I dont live close to you or I would sneek over & get some of the apples as soon as they was ready! The look nice. Bet they are going to taste great.
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
5 May 07
My mom has a apple tree in her backyard also and its apples do not rippen before early October. I do not know the name of the tree but a neighbor gave her the tree. Her neighbor does not eat the apples but I quess that she just uses the tree as an ornament. I can say that because she does not eat any fruit from any of her fruit bearing trees.
• Canada
4 May 07
Hi Grandpa Bob. What a nice pic, and glad too see that the flowers are starting to come out. Spring really is here =) I hope that you get all the apples you want and then some this fall. I will be expecting a freshly baked apple pie or apple crisp! MMMMmmmmm! Take Care.
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• United States
4 May 07
Those are so pretty Grandpa Bob, I have not been gardening much, in the part of Texas I reside it is quite wet this time of year and has a tendency to flood, so I am waiting a few more weeks before I plant my vegetable garden since we also have a longer growing season to almost November before it gets cold here. I would love to plant some Apple Trees but currently I am just staying with the vegetables that I can grown, can and then give away at Christmastime.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
5 May 07
I'll bet your place is beautiful with all the flowers and blossoming trees. It would be great to eat an apple off your own tree. Does the air smell good around your house?
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
6 May 07
Pansy - Heres one of my Pansies the wife planted around the yard.
After a nice rainfall today the are near my house smells of spring so much. I love the smell after a fresh rainfall. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
4 May 07
You take such beautiful photos Grandpa Bob! I too, love all of the blossoming trees, and the wonderful smell of the flowers. Another favourite of mine is lilacs. I hope you get loads of apples this fall.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
5 May 07
I planted a tiny lilac bush also and it hasn't flowered yet. Don't think it will this year either. I see others already flowering and mine is only 2 or 2 1/2 feet tall right now. Thanks for the compliment on my photo taking abilities. I try my best. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
5 May 07
How exciting! I Love all the flowering trees in the spring. Apples, being one of my favorites. How lucky of you to have a Honeycrip tree. Those apples go for about $8/lb. around here! I can't wait until we actually get to move out into the country where we can plant trees, have a huge garden, and have room for all my flowers. :)
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
5 May 07
Ah yes, spring is here! Honeycrisps-- now those are some sweet apples, hope you get a good crop this year! The apples here are in mid-bloom right now, and it looks like there might be a decent crop. My house sits on land that once was an apple orchard, so the trees are ancient and past their prime-- we only just moved in here last November, so we haven't got through a full season yet. Last fall, all we got were a few apples for pie... hopefully with a little TLC, and some thinning of the crop, we might be able to get a nice harvest, come fall.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
5 May 07
Wow, good for you, Grandpa Bob. I have never seen a blossom of apple trees before and now i already know how it looks like.Thanks for posting that picture and hope you will post again some photos of the fruit when you already got one.Thanks
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@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
5 May 07
It is a pretty blossom, & I can imagine the bees loving it. Hope you don't get strong winds that will blow the blossums off, which happens every so often here. I haven't heard of those two species of apple trees. Hopefully you will end up making apple pie in October! Yum! Does your dog pinch apples off your trees? Mine does. So do the Rainbow Lorikeets.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
7 May 07
Glad to hear about all the apple blossoms on your tree. Means lots of apples long as the bees/butterflies do their job and the squirrels save some for you. Have you sprayed your tree yet with fruit spray so they turn out beautiful? I know my dad did that soon as the blossoms all opened up and the apples were gorgous come fall. Not a blemish on them. Now that he's gone, my bro either wasn't mixing the spray right or missed the time to spray them cause they all rot on the trees now b4 riping. He's since cut down most of our dad's fruit trees cause we just don't have my dad's touch with them. I have a crabapple in my front yard. Small one and boy was it covered in blossoms. They were hiding the leaves on the tree. lol They are since gone but I've noticed tons of baby crabapples growing. Only reason I keep it is cause the deer love them so much. Got my garden ready for planting finally so going to pester my neighbor tonite or tomorrow nite for more horse manure. The soil could really use it. Going to plant sweet corn tonite after I till all the old straw and compost I added to it last nite. Might plant my beets as well but not sure yet.