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Entries in Spring (3)


Signs of Life

The warm weather has apparently triggered something, and buds are popping all over the Botanical Garden. This cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas L.) is right outside my office. I am so ready for spring...


Busy, busy, busy

I am hard at work on my trip report for the Myanmar Forest Department (see Shinlonga and Field Crew), but took a break to walk outside in the Garden because the weather is so incredible today.  I brought a camera along because, well, you regret it if you don't do this during springtime at NYBG.  Was glad to see that everybody else was also hard at work. [NOTE: The beautiful blossom is the "Green Jewel" cultivar of Echinacea purpurea (see Echinacea)].



All Dressed Up

Weeping flowering crabapple, Malus (Rosaceae)


Japanese cherry (Soto-Zakura group), Prunus (Rosaceae)


Chosu-hizakura cherry, Prunus (Rosaceae)


Flowering dogwood, Cornus (Cornaceae)

Spring is a special time for trees.  They get to dress up for the pollinators, floral biologists, and amateur photographers.  The first three shots are ornamental cultivars planted on the grounds of The New York Botanical Garden.  The last shot is flowering dogwood, a common component of northern hardwood forests in the Eastern U.S. All are spectacular in their finery.