Springtime, by the Calendar

Spring is here!

URI Botanical Gardens Blog

Today is the Spring Equinox, Happy Spring!  (just a few minutes ago, on March 20 2014 at 12:57 pm for latitude 41.47.)  It IS warmer today, but the advancing signs of Spring are not where we usually find them on March 20th. OK, no more complaining about the long cold winter. Since the usual flowers are not blooming yet, barely poking their noses out of the still frozen soil, I will show you pictures from other years.

snowdrops Snowdrops, March 13, 2013

Iris, aconite Dwarf Iris, Winter Aconite, March 15, 2012

Blue Squill Scilla, March 22 2011

hellebore Hellebore, March 17 2010

You can see that we have a lot to look forward to! As soon as there is something besides grey and brown out there, I will let you know. In the meantime, I marked the Spring Equinox this morning by balancing an egg on its end.  What are you doing to celebrate Spring?

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4 thoughts on “Springtime, by the Calendar

  1. Sorry to hear spring is slower for you but here in now I am back in London the daffodils, cherry blossoms are all out. Will post later on that after my botanical illustration course at Kew Gardens.


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