Contorted Quince is No More

I planted the contorted quince in March 2011, and it has bugged me for years. It never produced any quince, and it’s a shrub of the poke-y variety, always grabbing onto my sweater when putting scraps in the worm bin. I have finally dug it up.

It was a project done in stages, a lot of which were my 10-minute breaks during my work day. (Yet another advantage of working from home.)

The plus of the contorted quince was that it was fine with no water. It probably was able to survive the hot summers so well because it had a very strong taproot and auxiliary roots. In the end, I had to get out the saw.

It did have very pretty blossoms early in the spring. But the disadvantages outweighed the advantages.

The other plus of digging out the contorted quince is that I can now put this bag of compost into the hole. It’s been sitting in that spot for more than a year.

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