Sunday, February 8, 2009

Daily Flower 6: Apricot Blossom (杏花)


Apricot trees are cultivated throughout Southern China for thousands of years.  It has beens associted with ancient Chinese literatures and paintings.  Early February, or just after Chinese New Year is the Apricot blossom season.  


There is a small farm called Apricot Tree Forest (杏花林) at outskirt of Taipei cultivates over a thousad apricot trees.  We took a short ride to the farm on Saturday, February 7th.  The flower comes in two colors, pink and white.  Actually the plum flower, peach flower and apricot flower all look very similar.

5 comments:

Karyn said...

Beautiful!

Martin said...

My plant blossom!!! unbelieveable. What a surprise! Check it out: http://picasaweb.google.com/Martin.Mao1102/MyPlant?authkey=M2VKJJAtoFs&feat=directlink

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Grace those are fantastic looking flowers very nive.

Happy weekwishes from JoAnn/Holland

Carol said...

Hi Grace and Bradley..Miss Yves at Photograff tagged me ...and I am tagging you...hope you want to play along...simply choose your sixth picture in your sixth file and post it on your blog...then tag six others to play along...

Beautiful photos today as usual...

Gypsy Lala said...

Enjoy reading your blog. Just curious, what is the difference between apricot flower (Xing Hua)and peach flower(Tao Hua).
Sorry my computer can't type Chinese words.
Thanks.

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