April Showers......


Lots of new flowers to report! The warm temps. combined with the timely rains have resulted in a rush of growing and blooming! Look for the complete list at the end of the post.


Here is one of my favorites despite it being a non-native flower. Coltsfoot is its name and as you can see has no leaves to show during its bloom time. They come later after the flower has faded.


Grape Hyacinth can be found sporadically around the vicinity of the Nature Center.


We have found 3 Trout Lily blossoms so far. We never really do find very many so it's always a treat to see them.


This is a cultivated species of Speedwell. It grows all over the lawn areas. You can't help but step on it.


Spring Beauty flowers can be really white in color like these or can be quite pink in color. These are also growing quite profusely in the yard.

Here is the complete list of new flowers in bloom:
Forsythia
Trout Lily
Spicebush
Cut-leaved Toothwort
Common Blue Violet
Purple Dead Nettle
Confederate Violet
Gill-over-the-Ground
Marsh Marigold
Rue Anemone (is still in bloom and much more widespread)
Pachysandra spp.