Mar 23 2014

A Brief Appearance

Published by at 6:37 am under Phenology,Plants

Crocuses blooming at Phipps outdoor garden, 22 Mar2014 (photo by Kate St. John)

At last the crocuses are (or rather… were) blooming in Pittsburgh, though not in my yard.

Yesterday was a sunny and breezy day with a high of 50F.  I took a long walk in Schenley Park and found nothing blooming except a small selection of snowdrops and crocuses at Phipps Conservatory’s outdoor garden.

Today it has already snowed a little, tonight will be 15F and the cold will continue through Tuesday so these flowers won’t last.

If you want to see spring in all its glory visit the Spring Flower Show, indoors at Phipps Conservatory.  Theirs are the only flowers that have put in more than a brief appearance.

 

(photo by Kate St. John)

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  1. Marcy Con 23 Mar 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Have the the little light blue purple ones, dark purple and one yellow crocus blooming YESTERDAY….today it’s too cold and they closed their noses tight…hope they don’t freeze up the next few nights…hoping on Thursday to get to Phipps and/or the Aviary…

    Fox sparrow today and a female Purple finch, 4 grackles at the feeder and a small flock of Robins…no GCKinglets yet…today….

  2. Lauren Conkleon 23 Mar 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Nice Photo!

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