spring flowers

By root2shoot on Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016 - 8:08 pm
Spring is beginning here in the Catskills!   This post surveys the earliest spring flowers, blooming now or within the next few weeks. The plants producing these flowers are small but the flowers are relatively large and conspicuous, standing out sharply... Read more
By root2shoot on Friday, May. 8, 2015 - 8:20 pm
Gardeners often hate it when botanists change the names of plants, but gardeners and botanists use names differently. Gardeners use a plant name as a tag, an identifier, a way of searching on the internet. To botanists, a plant name is rich in information... Read more
By root2shoot on Friday, Apr. 3, 2015 - 5:43 pm
 If we are referring to the time when our first garden flowers bloom, for most of us that means crocus. So are the crocus really late this spring?   Yes, they are pretty darn late, by at least 3 weeks! Longtime observers of our local weather patterns know... Read more
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