Japanese plum flowers, winter roses


Autumn Belle asked about the plum flowers…
We have two white plum trees, and one red…
The whites are flowering now… 

One of the them gives us good fruits every year…
And wine is what we make them out to be…
As a starter for many a dinner time, it is plum wine… 

My partner Y is into flowers…
Roses are one of her favorites
This so-called ‘King Rose’ keeps us company throughout the winter…

We saw this cutie growing amongst the pathwalk bushes in one of our walks in the hills…
We took a branch and my partner managed to propogate it successfully…
I’d like to name this pretty one ‘Princess Pink’…
It’s flowers are about just 2 centimeters across…
And it flowers almost throughout the year…
Being from the hills, this little plant is very hardy…
The petals somewhat remind me of mickey mouse, no?
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18 Responses to Japanese plum flowers, winter roses

  1. Its a girlie colour more like Minnie mouse :). I always got confused in English names for it…is it ume? Oh I miss this time when the plum flower are blooming there so pretty. Thank you for sharing. Autumn Belle will be very happy.

  2. Lovely flowers! Also, good job on propagating the rose from the hedgerow.

  3. milka says:

    You don't have passion fruit but you have plums and other good fruits this year. All the flowers are lovely, the Princess Pink is from Rose family?

  4. Theanne... says:

    Your flowers and photos are lovely…how exciting that you make Plum Wine…love a nice glass of fruit wine. Excellent that "Y" was able to propagate the "Princess Pink", very beautiful!

  5. Lrong says:

    MKG… yeap, girlie color it is… and yes, the Japanese name is ume… CG… thanks for coming by… we are very happy we could grow the rose… it flowers all year round and the flowers don't wilter easily…milka… yes, Princess Pink is from the Rose family… it is what we'd a mini rose…Theanne… I really enjoy taking pictures of the flowers and plants we grow… we also make wine with the seeds of loquats… soon, we shall be tasting them for the first time… I am happy to say that Y has had quite a number of successes in propagating flower plants and herbs so far…

  6. Malar says:

    White plum's flowers are so pretty! Your partner have very beautiful roses!

  7. Lrong says:

    Malar… thanks for your kind words…

  8. p3chandan says:

    The plum flowers are lovely aren't they a bit like sakura flowers? Its not easy to grow roses I think, but your wife got tangan sejuk and easily can propagate the Princess Pink. I for one, have no luck with them just like orchids.

  9. Lrong says:

    p3… you got it right about the similarity with sakura flowers… they both belong to the rose family, actually… yes, my missus is quite skilled in propagating these plants…

  10. One says:

    Your pictures are beautiful and so are the flowers. If I could grow those, I would too. I let Zinnias self seed too. But I like to experiment with stem propagation. It seems to work with most plants.

  11. Lrong says:

    One… thanks for dropping by… stem propogation is a good way to play-play with the plants…

  12. Hi, You have a lovely blog here! Love the flowers, beautiful! Thank you for stopping by and for following too. See you soon. Have a nice day!

  13. Lrong says:

    KF… your blog looks marvellous too… I shall be looking out for your postings in the future… thanks for your compliments and have a good day too…

  14. Autumn Belle says:

    Oh, Wow, thank you so much for informing me. I am so excited and I 'dash all the way here' and boy was I lucky. The mei hua is really very very pretty! Yay, yay, yay! How nice to be able to touch their real soft petals when I can only have artificial ones in my vases. So it really really bloom in winter. I shall put a link to yours in my next post. The scent must be heavenly. Do you use the plum wine in cooking too?So nice that you and 'Y' both share the same joy in gardening. Aha, now I know why your blog is called Potager Y.

  15. Lrong says:

    AB… yeap, the ume gives really pretty flowers every year around this time in winter… I'd say, this flower is very 'feminine', considering the shade of this white tone… please go ahead with the link for your next post, thanks… the scent, according to my missus, Y, is indeed heavenly… very sweet and unique to the flower… we drink plum wine as an aperitif, and also sometimes as an ingredient in cooking… and yeap, I am the 'worker' for the potager, dedicated to my suweeto-haaato… her territory is the flower and herb patch…

  16. Autumn Belle says:

    Is it okay if I use your first picture (with your watermark and link) in my next post? You can delete this comment after reading and/or send your reply to my email address: mynicegardenblog@gmail.com

  17. Autumn Belle says:

    Lrong, Haha, it is time again for me to link in to you, this time via My Nice Garden Chat Group in Facebook. Chinese New Year is coming – a time for plum blossoms! Patiently awaiting you 2013 pics about blooming plum blossoms in Japan.

  18. Lrong Lim says:

    Hi there… good to keep in touch in fb too… am also waiting for our plum trees to flower…

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