what's sprouting in my yard

Kathleen Sayce ksayce@willapabay.org
Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:47:06 PDT
A sunny day after weeks of snow and rain, and I have several Trilliums sprouting (T. kuryibashi, T. ovatum, T. parvifolium), buds on Erythroniums (pagoda, tuolumnense), shoots on others (E. revolutum, helenae, and others), Lilium columbianum sprouts, and a tiny white Scilla, which species Jane mentioned the other day. The last was a surprise, I found it flowering after I pruned back the fern fronds next to it. 

Also a species tulip in full flower, T. turkestanica, and buds coming on T. sylvestris, which I salvaged from a thicket this year. Only 3 flower buds in the patch, but a spring of sun may encourage them for next year. Wire mesh over the T. sylvestris, to keep off the deer, which leave the other species tulips alone, but munch on sylvestris. 

More snow and rain in the forecast however. We're not done with winter yet. 


Kathleen Sayce
PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters

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