Saturday, March 12, 2011
Spring flowers! ... in Chlum u Trebone, Czech Republic
Remember a couple of weeks ago we posted the first signs of spring in Plastovice, South Bohemia:
Well, no to be outdone...the tulips are poking through now while the early crocus, Crocus vernus, are now in full flower as well. The bees are already out and pollinating!
And, of course, the snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis--which is native here in Europe) are in full swing as well. Here, surrounded by tulips (Tulipa gesneriana) poking through the soil and more, a clump of snowdrops nod the last vestiges of snow as is melts in the warm March sun! They're always supposed to be in flower before the Vernal Equinox and these made it.
Hurrah for Spring! Isn't life wonderful?
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