Monday, March 15, 2010

March week 2

More and more things are starting to pop up—Yea! If you thought my previous declaration of spring was a bit premature, I don't think you can argue with me now.

Natives that were in bloom included:
bloodroot,
red maple,
and liverwort.
And though red buckeye isn't in bloom, it's one of the first plants to leaf out.
Yellow was everywhere to be seen. For non-natives that included:
cornelian cherry,
forsythia,
pilewort,
and (as usual) witchhazel.Also to be seen:
winter honeysuckle,
star of Bethlehem,
and reticulated iris.
Weeds included tiny white-flowered chickweed,
and the much showier henbit.
And here are a couple of plants from this week last year from Sandy's Nursery in Mechanicsville:
euphorbia
and winterhazel.
I wonder if those two plants are in bloom now or if they've been delayed like everything else. You can find the rest of my March week 2 photos here.

9 comments:

Les said...

Did you go to Sandy's open house on Friday? Two of my co-workers were there, but I have yet to download details of their trip. I have always liked the little Henbit, but the Chickweed is indeed a scourge.

How It Grows said...

No, I didn't go this year. Maybe next year.

Phillip said...

Great photos!

Janet said...

Super photos. It was after seeing so many red maples in bloom that I decided to do it for next week's tree.
The henbit is in full bloom now...the ditches are full of purple everywhere I have gone the last few days. I like purple.

Todd Haiman said...

Living in Manhattan many of these species are but a week or two behind your blooming period. Really inspiring viewing these images...after the long winter.
Always appreciate your posts and comments on my blog. http://thlandscapedesign.blogspot.com/
Happy spring!

Jennifer G. Horn said...

gorgeous pics 0- what kind of camera do you use? I love winterhazel, it's such a nice buttery yellow, as opposed to the sulfurous hues you usually get this time of year.

How It Grows said...

Thanks, I use a Canon Rebel X-si, but only recently did I realize just how important the lenses are...

Marty Ross said...

Hi Phillip: Just arrived in Gloucester, to uproarious magnolia 'Leonard Messel' and M. stellata, also M. soulangeana having a lovely year on this side of the mighty York River. The sassafras are just coming into bloom. Daffodils, of course. What do you think of Cornus mas, I don't see it much but I'm thinking of planting some here. Thanks. M

How It Grows said...

I've seen a lot of cornus mas around here, but I don't know how easy it is to find in nurseries. It seems like I only notice it when it's in bloom, though it does have nice bark. I think the berries are edible as well.