Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Low down at the Morris Arboretum

Bob Gutowski, Director of Public Programs 
March flowers can be found low down.  Hellebores, crocus, snow drops and more are poking up.  I took a walk on Saturday and got down to taking pictures.
Honey bees, Apis mellifera, were busy visiting Crocus on the slope above the Rose Garden on March 5th. I wonder if crocus honey tastes like saffron?

Snow Drops, Galanthus elwesii, are bigger flowered and have broader leaves than the more common G. nivalis. These are in the woods near Out on a Limb, March 5th.

Hellebore flowers are abundant in March throughout the Arboretum.  Look for them in shady spots.  This one on the edge of the woods by Out on a Limb caught my eye with its near-black leaves and dark, dark flowers.  The leaves will green up later.  March 5th. The little stem is Poison Ivy!  Learn to recognize this in your garden.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice photos from the honeybee's perspective!