quince, now and forever.
every year, around early spring i start jonesing for my quince. not the fruit, the flowering Chaenomeles. i love these branches with the most perfect shade of coral pink you’ve ever laid your eyes on, so i go hunting for them at all my local flower shops. not many places carry them, because they’re large and kind of unruly branches and they’re dangerous! tiny thorns adorn these pretty blossom’s branches, but they don’t scare me! today, i was fortunate enough to be excused from jury duty early, and lucky me the san francisco flower mart is right around the corner. so i popped in to see if i might spy some of my precious quince and lo and behold, i scored all of these pretty branches — and for just $5!! i nearly bought every bunch. look how pretty they are, and then hurry out and get some of your own.