My Crab Apple Tree

I love this tree, every year it blooms beautifully in May. By June it's raining pink petals. So pretty.
Sadly, it's apples are edible. But it's really pretty!

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    can you grow crabapple trees from the seeds off the trees I already have??


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Lovely pictures of this tree - absolutely stunning!
    At the risk of sounding stupid... - why is it sad that it's apples are edible?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I do love both of your attitudes towards such an 'ambiguous' remark. It is a basic symptom of our times that if 'we' cannot control or make it, then, it really has no purpose, no function, to a great many is not even worth acknowledging it's existence. I work in bio-engineering/bio-technology. Hold a number of patents for inventions in the para/quadraplegic field(not really an appropriate word), and in end stage burns(burn victims). Every 'invention,' I stole from Nature. It was right there and I simply had to understand how to render this living example into electro/chemical/mechanical means. In my spare time, I build gardens, re-introducing native plant species back in to their environments, Plant species allowing for full cycle insect development. I almost put in a picture of a 'bog garden' that I am working on....but this single tree says it, or what my rambling is getting at. The complexity of self-generation is so far beyond anything that we can accomplish and this tree is also beautiful. As I close, I know a man who worked for 60 years on the 'slime mold,' a peculiar form of mold that is able to 'construct' itself within it's own envelope, rising up into a stalk and moving(and the term 'walking' has been used). No instructions found. It is still being studied. Lesson finished. GHD

    "We have a "be nice" comment policy. Please be positive and constructive with your comments or risk being banned from our site."

    Yours was neither positive or constructive.
    Also, the contest did not require it and most photo insturctable I've seen don't have instructions.

    But just for you:
    -dig hole
    -put roots of tree in hole.
    -cover root with some soil
    -let tree grow for 25 years or so
    -make it Spring
    -take camera
    -turn camera on
    -point lens at tree, making sure lens cap is off
    -when you like what you see through view finder or on screen, push down on "take-picture" button
    -take picture from camera in preferred method and upload to instructables
    -write something about it
    -publish instructable, maybe enter it in a contest
    -reply to comments occasionally