Not often enough I'll stop by Tina & Angelo's to answer some garden questions. There's always a beer in the refrigerator, so, a service call somehow is always much easier to schedule.
This image does the Flowering Quince no justice. For me to even suggest it catches my eye...oh!...I feel like I'm giving away a trade secret. The Quince is complicated for me emotionally. As a teenager, when I got my certification (I'm pretty sure I was the youngest Certified Nursery Person ever - being certified at 19) my dad taught the review class and said "you will know this because of its thorns which make it very difficult to tear out." And then Ferncroft gave me some branches to force this past Valentines Day...
Ferncroft didn't actually give me Quince (a thorny flowering shrub) on Valentines. But. It was close to February.
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