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Whether they spread out like cushions around my feet, or provide unexpected bursts of color in the semi-shade, early Spring perennials liven up my yard walks.

Watch Where You Walk

Just three days after a fast-moving snowstorm, plants are popping up around my feet, thanks to the strengthening Spring sunshine. Walk lightly!

Solomon’s Seal
Grape Hyacinth
Fiddlehead Fern

April Banquet

Forsythia and red maple buds appear at the same time in Massachusetts, lending a sorely needed explosion of color to the early Spring landscape.

Squirrels like to frolic among the decorative forsythia branches, but they are particularly attracted to the maples. They “tap” them by making single bites in the bark to get the sap flowing, so they can consume the concentrated “syrup” once some of the water has evaporated. Later, the squirrels enjoy a feast of buds and flowers.

Red Maple in Bloom
American Red Squirrel

Orchid-strations

A recent orchid show at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA presented a symphony of colors typical of these exotic plants.

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