June 14, 2018

Related to roses, Crataegus ssp. blossoms also have 5 petals...

June 14, 2018


An unruly, exuberant hawthorn hedge lines the farm drive under a grey NW sky. Flower harvest is now complete for 2018. The bloom was the strongest I've ever seen. Not just in this valley, all the way from Seattle to Portland hawthorns were in their finest May flowers...

May 8, 2018

The Crataegus monogyna, one seeded hawthorn, blooms early May here in the Northwest. Harvest is accomplished by cutting 2-4 foot branches for transport to the car. A colorful harvest cloth reminds me of the beauty all around...

May 8, 2018

Welcome to the wonderous world of Crataegus...

May 9, 2016

Hawthorn flower harvest. In the field, this particular haw has unusually large, leathery leaves. Bees and blooms fill the day! Then, there are the newly emerging branches otherwise known as 'thorns'. Branches are cut in 2-4' lengths for carrying out of the field on she...

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