Monday, June 30, 2014

Special Apple Tree and Flowers;

My dear friend learned that the special apple tree in our city park had many apples now (about 150).  We went there together on 29th (yesterday).
            Let me show you the tree and some flowers.

*Newton's Apple Tree*
In 1994, our city had the branch of 'Newton's Apple Tree' from A College in Tokyo which already had the tree from England and it successfully settled next year's spring.
           This apple tree is planted in front of the botanical garden of the park.
The sign on the lower right of the picture said 'Newton's Apple Tree' in Japanese. 
Thanks to blogging, I wouldn't have paid much attention to this special tree.

b*Two flowers first for me*

 Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpure), Thanks to Eileen for the name

Flowering close to the apple tree.

Found this one outside of the newly opened cake shop. Don't know the name.
Thank you Tex. and L.Belle, sure looks like  'thistle', never knew the English name ;-)

*Magnolia grandiflora (タイサンボク)*

Thank you very much for stopping by;

              Linking this post to Our World Tuesday; "Nature Notes",

PS> For friends kindly visited my former post; I chose this post to link "OWT".   

Double PS> After reading kind comments, I called the park to check. And heard that the apples (fruits) are not allowed to pick in my park and it is not the edible kind :-)



eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the apple tree look wonderful with so many apples growing. The Purple coneflowers(Echinacea) are one of my favorites. And the magnolia blooms is gorgeous.. A lovely post, sharing your world. Enjoy your new week!

September Violets said...

Isn't it amazing that this apple tree has been grown from a 400 year old tree. I was not aware that Newton's tree still existed (I googled it), and you can even pick an apple from it if you visit it. Your photos of the flowers are very pretty. Enjoy your week. Wendy x

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful blooms! that unknown one is so exotic! like a thistle but not! love that the apple tree is flourishing there. :)

Tamago said...

Mi Miyako san. These are such lovely pictures of apple tree and flowers! I wonder how Newton's apples taste like. I don't think I've ever had before.
The purple coneflower looks very cute and such elegant magnolia flowers. I hope someone here can identify the unknown flower :-)

Gail Dixon said...

Coneflowers are one of my favorites!! I think that purple one is some type of thistle, but not sure. Beautiful photos of all.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love the apple tree all loaded with apples!! Looks delicious, Miyako!! And your flowers are so colorful and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world with us!! Have a great new week!

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Pearl said...

ah, your coneflower is already blooming. ours is not there yet.

carol l mckenna said...

Miyako ~ lovely apple trees and floral shots for OWT ~ nature is so beautiful ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Barbara F. said...

Hello my sweet friend! What lovely photos of pretty flowers and fruit. Hope you are doing great. xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Miyako - how nice to have seen this descendant of Newton's Apple Tree! It is a beautiful little tree with lovely flowers growing all around. Very special - thanks for sharing! Hugs xo Karen

Photo Cache said...

wow, newton's tree, that's amazing. picking of fruits is allowed?

the flower that you cannot ID looks like a thistle.

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous shots! And how nice to be able to pick the fruit.

trishie said...

What a very special apple tree, so beautiful and heavy with fruits. I never knew there were apples of the inedible variety.

Roan said...

Hi Miyako, I love the shots of the apple tree. We have a pick your own orchard not far from here, so we go every year. We can't grow Magnolia trees here in Illinois. When I lived in Dallas, Texas my neighbor had one I got to enjoy every time I looked out my kitchen window. Have a wonderful day!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Gorgeous flowers you captured on camera for us.
You are lucky for being able to grow apples in your area; we cannot due to the heat.
Enjoy your July week.

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Miyako san!
Thank you very much for beautiful looking apple with your photos Newton's apple tree.
Magonolia Daisanboku.
I love to see you in here always!
Watasiwa yahari Japanes lady desu!
Have a nice day!

EG CameraGirl said...

The apples appear to be coming along very nicely! Pretty flowers too.

Wandering Wren said...

It is a shame the Apple tree is not in your garden, you would be able to make a wonderful Apple pie.
Wren x

Fun60 said...

I was just thinking about apple pies when I read the last comment. So many apples and they all look delicious.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! It is a wonderful summer day here at my house and I see it is also beautiful where you are. Beautiful apples yet they aren't edible? I am sure something eats them. I love purple coneflower and mine are getting ready to bloom. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes... hug..Michelle

Shey Wicklund said...

Great post and photos. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful pictures; a lovely park and very interesting history of the tree. Like you, I have learned through blogging to notice the beauty in things I would never have given a second thought to before. Such a joy.

My favorite eating apple is called a "Fuji" and it is my understanding that the tree was brought over from your country (which would make sense since it has that name.)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a unique and beautiful apple tree! It has such an interesting history. I see similar flowers here--I love wildflowers!

Felicia said...

Lovely photos Miyako. there sure are alot of apples on the tree and your magnolia and coneflower photos are wonderful.

Susan said...

Hi Miyako, beautiful photos in your post. I have learnt a lot too :D)

Florence said...

Lovely flowers! And the apple tree is beautiful too.