What's Blooming Now--TOW

Rand Nicholson writserv@nbnet.nb.ca
Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:18:12 PDT
Just to point out the differences in similar zones - here in USDA 
zone 5b Eastern Maritime Canada some crocus are blooming and the 
colts foot is up. The moss on my lawn is turning green.

Rand Nicholson

>Hi all,
>Here in central Indiana, USDA zone 5, we are in late Spring.  The 
>Narcissus are all finished.  The Primula are starting to bloom now 
>-- veris, sieboldii, and cortusoides are in full bloom, while 
>vulgaris is almost done for.   The Redbud trees (Cercis canadensis) 
>are starting to fade, but the Dogwoods (Cornus florida) are at peak 
>blossom.  The Wild Plum Trees (Prunus americanus) have dropped all 
>their petals.
>Some of the Trillium are starting to fade (T. recurvatum), others 
>are just coming into full flower (TT. grandiflorum, flexipes, 
>luteum, erectum).
>The early season Arisaema are up and in bloom:  the native A. 
>triphyllum, as well as the exotic species AA. kishidae, ringens, 
>sazensoo, and sikokianum.
>Bluebells (Hyacinthoides sp. or hybrids) are starting to bloom. 
>Polygonatum (Solomon Seal) are up and flowering.  Podophyllum (May 
>Apples) are up.
>The Iris cristata are forming a blue carpet on the floor of my 
>woodland garden.  This is the best show they have put on so far.
>Jim Shields
>Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
>P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
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