Here’s the little flowering quince that I posted about on 8 & 9 June this year. You can see that it is starting to back bud and has several flower buds as well. I love that it is flowering, but [except to have something to show in this photo] am removing the flowers. They take so much energy and this year the important thing is to get new leaves and branches started.
Also doing well is the “Odd Auction” bloodgood maple [18 June]. Nice deep red buds are starting at several of the old leaf nodes. I defoliated it and cut it back about a foot in hight. I’m not as brave about pruning as some of you, but I’m learning!
BTW, the highly stressed bloodgood that was posted on 5 April didn’t make it. Not only was there the original watering issues at the nursery, I’ve learned that we have really bad water for maple, camellia, azalea, many deciduous and flowering plants. [More on that soon.]