What's Blooming Now--TOW

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Fri, 30 Apr 2004 06:06:42 PDT
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/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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