We went to the arboretum to get a sense of what’s going on this slow spring. This morning it was sunny for awhile, then it got cold and cloudy, and now there is freezing rain. Friends are anxious for a full-blown spring and warm weather, but I am enjoying this slower unfolding. We did see many early spring flowers and foliage heralding flowers to come.
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis
Wild geranium foliage (Geranium macalatum)
Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Bud on unidentified bush, TBD
Prairie has had its annual burning
The pond in the prairie was full. A nice change from last time we were there, when it was almost totally dry. This last week, nothing but rain, must have done it.
The glade, too, has had its annual burning.
Shooting star foliage in the glade (Dodecatheon meadia)
Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) and Harbinger of Spring (Eregenia bulbosa)
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis
Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis)