Megan and I have been making weekly trips to check on this year's local wildflower bloom. So far, we have been to Death Valley, Antelope Valley and the area near Lake Mead.
Just wondering what you are seeing in your local areas? Gerald Thurman has some cool pics from the Phoenix area and some more desert displays from southern Arizona.
Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 04-03-2005 at 05:33 PM.
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Not Many Blooms in Ohio - Yet!
Thank you so much for sharing these great photos! One day I will visit the Great State of Arizona when the wildflowers are in bloom. These photos are just awesome. I'm from Ohio and to date we have daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips in bloom. And, of course, the ever favorite dandelions are already emerging. Two years ago, my husband and I planted about 5 acres of native Ohio prairie grass and wildflowers on our property. The green undergrowth is just now emerging. So far, nothing so spectacular as what is going on in the desert Southwest!
Boyce Thompson Arboretum Desert State Park (AZ)
Yesterday, I visited the Boyce Thompson Desert Arboretum near Superior, AZ (about 60 miles east of Phoenix along US60). As is most of the southwestern desert this year, the place was awash in color with wildflowers and other desert plants and cacti. I took quite a few photos -- I've attached one because I am a tease -- if you would like to see the rest, check out http://bschaller.photosite.com ! Select the album titled... Boyce Thompson, of course! Bob
Barrie Ontario Canada: Daffodils starting - about 1 - 2 inches above ground. Snow-covered gardens still in some more hidden areas of the county. We've seen our first robin!
Dr. T., I hope you will post a photo when those wildflowers start showing on your property!
Originally Posted by Dr. T
No Wild Flowers Yet, Just Snow
Drats! It is snowing here tonight. I woke up to snow, drove to Columbus, Ohio in the rain, and then returned a few minutes ago in the snow. I am hoping it doesn't freeze this evening since my crabapple tree, lilac bush, and virburnum bush have all begun to flower. When the praire grass and wildflowers (primarily blackeyed susans, ox eye daises, asters, and poppies)come up I will post a photo. Until then, I will try posting a photo (this is my first time to upload a photo on a website) I took a few years ago. It isn't a photo of our praire grass (we hadn't planted it yet) but it does show how lovely the flowers can be in the southwest --ahem, I mean Southwestern Ohio!
Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 04-24-2005 at 05:38 PM.