With the warming temps, the spring ephemerals are coming on.
Eranthis, a special variety though I don’t know its name.
Iris histrioides ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ (Thanks Lynn.)
No time for scans today. Still slim pickings here, what with our (relatively) cold spring. Eranthis is the only thing you can really say is in flower.
Though Iris histrioides ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ isn’t far behind. (Snowdrops so far have been reluctant to open fully.)
Same clump early this morning.
Actually, my favorite image from the shoot:
A little later than last year. But with the snow disappearing quickly, the first eranthis blooms mark the beginning of the gardening season. With temps expected over 50F today, we might even have some snowdrops and hellebores to go along with them. Gotta go cut down some grasses.
Update 2013-03-10: Grasses are cut down, and more eranthis are joining the party.
Guess snowdrops and hellebores will be a few more days.
Finally had a chance to pull together a time lapse from the still camera I had running during the titan arum bloom-time at Cornell. We had more than 10.000 people visit (many standing in line for more than an hour) and close to half a million views on livestreams. It was a blast.
More info at the Titan arum blog.