Thank You So Much Tony M, flowering quince appears to be exactly what these plants/bushes are. Seems from my search on them I have the texas scarlet, pink/peach color. I think
I'm happy that I didn't cut them down, you see they are definitely in grave need of tlc. Last spring I spent weeks fighting disease aphids/mites on them. The ones in my backyard have several suckers? coming up that I may transplant and hopefully can control that once they get proper care. Could be why I don't see any in the neighborhood....hmm. I do enjoy the color when there isn't any elsewhere this time of year. So now the search/work to help them look better in the next few months. Again Thank You very much for I would have never found out for my neighbors don't remember what the dear little ol' lady that lived here before planted nor does the mailman.