Sunday, March 15, 2009
Still, the flowers inside
For all intents and purposes, it is St. Patrick’s Day in Buffalo today, as the parade always happens on a Sunday. SPD can be snowy or 60 degrees and sunny here; this is the month when we can experience all four seasons (well, April too). Around SPD, I find myself really looking at the ground, mainly noticing all the bits of green detritus from the festivities, but also seeing the beginnings of (non-evergreen) plant activity. The flowers are always the same, of course: snowdrops. Maybe some crocus. I do have snowdrops, but I’ve always found them kind of boring—though wonderfully fragrant. So I’m sharing instead the final batch of forced bulbs from the GWI indoor garden. The hyacinths are done, as are most of the narcissus and half of the tulips, but there is a surprising amount still to bloom, including some very stubborn hippeastrum.
Here you see some Amazone Triumphs, some Orange Princess doubles, and some Martinette narcissus.
For much longer and more detailed GBBD posts, many of which will show snowdrops, check here.