Pink Caper Blossoms
The plant is covered with them.
The bees love them.
I love them.
What a show!
I'm not harvesting any caper buds this year. I'm just finishing the last jar of the 2011 caper harvest and have about 10 jars full of the 2012 harvest in the refrigerator. This year I'm hoping to get a crop of caper berries. The best part of trying for a caper berry harvest is that I get to enjoy the blossoms. When you harvest the caper buds you have to forgo the flower show. My Croatian plants are in full bloom also but I didn't take any photos this morning because I haven't pulled the ugly weeds that are poking up through the plants.
I must propagate more plants from some cuttings from this bush. This pink flower is unusual and the plant is incredibly productive. I grew this from seeds that I got from a Seed Savers Exchange member who lives in Tuscany. I have about a half dozen plants from those seeds but this is the only one with pink flowers. It's also the most floriferous of the bunch and always produces a nice harvest of buds. But that's a project for next year. In the meantime I'll be enjoying the flowers.