Flowers… of plum, pear, rocket, peas

Glorious flowers from a neighbor’s plum (peach) tree protrudes into our potager…
For me, this must be one of the prettiest plum (peach) blooms I have ever seen…
Rich colors, perfectly (almost) shaped petals…

On the other side of the fence comes our very own plum (peach) blooms…
I am so intrigued by their varying shapes and colors…

Our pear trees are flowering again this year…
I think this specimen is called 豊水 literally, ‘Abundant Water’…
It supposedly has a tinge of sourness in its taste…

Similarly, I imagine this specimen to be 幸水 literally, ‘Happiness Water’…
The staminate (male flower) is a little reddish and the shape of the petals, different…
Apparently, they taste sweeter compared to the specimen above…

The rocket that we have remained thin as we harvested them…
I have always marvelled at the shape of their flowers…
Besides their cross-shape, just look at how pretty their veins are…

We tried three types of peas last year…
‘Snow field’ peas, green peas, and snap peas…
My suweeto haaato tasted them all…
After which, she ‘summoned’ me to narrow down to just snap peas…
She says this caption looks quite scary for her while I think it looks somewhat cute…

Actually took this wild grape shot last season…
Their buds are now sprouting and I hope to harvest them in autumn…
Am I counting my chickens?

Grape juice is what I make them out to be…

I am dedicating this post to Theanne, who graciously spiced up my humble blog with this… I am really honored…. thanks Theanne!

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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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18 Responses to Flowers… of plum, pear, rocket, peas

  1. p3chandan says:

    Flowers everywhere especially the plum blossoms! Lovely colours of your plum and pear blooms. Congrats on the award by Theanne!

  2. Matron says:

    Wonderful blossoms!

  3. Lrong says:

    p3, matron… thank you for your comments!

  4. The first few flowers look like those from my vase has just come alive. They are really pretty, I bet the scenery will be very beautiful everywhere now with the sakura season started. The grapes now look like a bunch of green peas. Grapes are very expensive in Malaysia.

  5. All of the flowers are so pretty! In my head singing sakura song as I look at your photos;-).

  6. Cat says:

    Maybe not so much counting your chickens before they hatch as squeezing your grapes before they ripen! Homemade grape juice sounds wonderful. Your photos are lovely as always Lrong.

  7. You're welcome Lrong…you do have a lovely, thoughtful, enlightening blog. Your bloom photos are excellent! The first one is perfection! Look forward to seeing the fruits of your labors!

  8. Lrong says:

    Autumn Belle @ KDP… yeap, the scenery in April is always refreshing… besides the wild ones, I have one grape plant called kyoho…Malay-Kadazan girl… during this season, I enjoy the various versions of the sakura songs on the radio… very nice… Cat… yeap, fresh grape juice from wild grapes are really sooo good… the taste is smooth and very soothing for the soul… likewise, I am always impressed with your photos too…Theanne and Baron… many thanks for your kind gestures… I shall try my best to 'hatch' the chickens, or should I say, 'eggs'?

  9. lina says:

    So many things to looks forward to.

  10. Bom says:

    Grape shake, grape shake! I just started my attempt at growing grapes in a pot. I was inspired by Fer of "My Little Garden in Japan". I am already anticipating my fresh fruit shake at least a year in advance so I do not fault you for anticipating your juice a few months from now.BTW, those flowers look wonderful. I am now sorry that I did not visit the plum garden during my last visit to Japan. Although I am not sure if the trees would have been in bloom during winter.

  11. milka says:

    The grapes are so cute. Don't know how long can a grape vine survive? The flowers around your house look wonderful.

  12. Malar says:

    Pretty blossoms! How is condition in Japan now? better?

  13. Stephanie says:

    Your neighbours have nice flowers! You are really observant. Thanks for the detailed descriptions. Have a wonderful week.

  14. Lrong says:

    lina… and so little time, so to say…Bom… haven't tried grape shake yet… been taking the grape juice 'neat' as it is… no sugar added… as for the plum garden, perhaps next time when you have another chance to visit Japan? milka… am not sure about the life span of grape vines… but, I think long enough…Malar… thank you… the situation with the nuclear plant is still sticky, I'd say…Stephanie… likewise, have a wonderful week!

  15. Bom says:

    Oh, I don't take it with sugar. I just throw the seedless grapes into the blender with ice and a little bit of water. Sometimes with a mint leaf, sometimes without. Very refreshing.

  16. Lrong says:

    Oh, a mint leaf in the concoction… this is something new for me try in future…

  17. HappySurfer says:

    A visit here is always delightful, Professor. You and your missus are doing a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Lrong says:

    Happysurfer… thank you! Wifey and I are absolutely enjoying what we have at our garden…

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