Signs of spring

Lows tonight are supposed to be around zero. But despite some stormy weather this last week, there have been signs of spring. Images below are reposted from the Cornell Horticulture blog which has been sucking up a lot of my blogging energy these days.

Flower bulb research intern Rose de Wit collects data at Kenneth Post Lab greenhouses. Currently in the banner rotation at the Cornell University homepage.
rose in greenhouse

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) bloom in Minns Garden on Tower Road.

Students in the course Creating the Urban Eden: Woody Plant Selection, Design, and Landscape Establishment (HORT/LA 4910/4920) took advantage of a sunny Tuesday afternoon to prune trees and shrubs, clean up debris and mulch gardens around the Plant Science Building.

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Spring, quickly

I missed a month of spring in the week or so I was working close to 24/7 on the titan arum blooming at work. But I did have a few minutes to shoot some pix as the early spring bloomers rushed by with the unseasonably warm weather.

Crocus

fast forward spring

Hellebore

fast forward spring


fast forward spring

Iris reticulata

fast forward spring

Iris histrioides ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ (thanks Lynn!)

fast forward spring

Don’t know how this pulmonaria hitched a ride into the garden. Ugly foliage but great flowers.

fast forward spring

Pussy willows were in their prime one of the few days I was home early enough to take pix.

fast forward spring


fast forward spring


fast forward spring

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