Anything but crabby: the crabapple

Crabapple trees (Malus sp) are lighting up our neighborhood this week. Shades of rich pink and dazzling white dot the landscape and are buzzing with activity from bees and birds. Old bird nests are wedged in the junction of branches, and birds, especially robins, are busy inspecting them, and applying fresh twigs to reinforce the weary nests of last year if not too far gone.

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bumblebeecrabapplecrabapplewhite crabappleRelated link:

A Tidewater Gardener: Norfolk Botanical Garden “Grandmother Malus”

2 thoughts on “Anything but crabby: the crabapple

  1. Thank you for the link. I have rediscovered a fondness for crabapples at the gardens this spring. There are some really ancient specimens there, other than the one I photographed. I think it is a shame they are no longer planted with any degree of regularity.

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