Now that we’ve had a few warm and rainy days you can expect to see some plants bloom! We have several things blooming in the Gardens.
Here is what’s in bloom now:
- Leatherleaf Mahonias
- Crocus, Hyacinths
- Coral Honeysuckle
- Winter (Fragrant) Honeysuckle
- Afghan Cherries
- One bloom on Buffalo Currant
- Creeping Phlox just beginning
- Four-Nerve Daisies
- One flower on Agaritas but covered with buds
There’s one small yellow flower that blooms very early and always gets attention--negative attention.
Here are some reasons you might want to give dandelions a second chance.
Bees are some of the earliest pollinators you’ll see in your garden and they rely early blooming plants like dandelions for nectar. Dandelions are also edible. You can eat every part of the dandelion. Harvest leaves for a salad or brew roots and flowers into tea.
So, maybe think twice before removing them.