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Springing to Life

Submitted: March 16, 2024, 10:39 a.m.
By: Heidi Simper, Assistant Curator of Plant Records

There's only a few days left of winter, which means the Garden is about to spring to life!


Crocus (Crocus cv.)

These flowers bloom at the end of winter and arise from a corm (underground stem). They can be seen near the Orangerie.


Scotch Rose (Rosa spinosissima)

This rose bush produces white blooms that appear in June, and are followed by these large black hips that last through the winter. It is growing in the Herb Garden.


Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

These are some of the first flowers to arrive at the end of winter, even when there is snow on the ground. Look for them along the Floral Walk.


Calocarpa Crabapple (Malus x zuni var. calocarpa)

These trees greet you as you enter the Garden. A close look at the branches reveals there's a lot of fruit missing. I wonder who the culprit is?


American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in Calocarpa Crabapple (Malus x zuni var. calocarpa)

Ah ha! This is one of the many culprits eating and getting drunk off of the crabapple fruit. Come spot who else is eating the sought after food.

The Garden transitioning from winter to spring is my absolute favorite time of year in the Garden. Come find out why!


Photos by, Heidi M. Simper