What's springing through the mud?
New plants sprout and blossom as we say goodbye to winter in New York.
Monday, April 11, 2011 - 08:01
Photo: Katherine Bailey
Last week the weather finally transitioned from cold and rainy to warm and calm. With that transition in the air, I decided to investigate the gardens and see what new plants decided to come back since last year. The plant in the photo is the beginnings of a hyacinth. I had to do a double take when I looked at it because I thought it looked like a pineapple! Depending on whether or not the garden soil is acidic, the flowers of the hyacinth will be a bright blue. If not, the petals will be pink or purple. We'll see what happens as the spring progresses; until then, enjoy the surprises spring has in store for you!
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